Boekopdracht PO V2 week 19 woensdag

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In deze les zitten 24 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 2 videos.

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Welcome class V2

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Semester 4
- Review of the grammar we did this year

- Reading texts

- Choose from 2 books
- Start after the May vacation.

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PO: boekopdracht

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What is expected of you?
  1. Choose and read one book;
  2. Answer 5 questions about the book (exercise 1)
  3. Write a review (exercise 2)
  4. Do three creative assignments of your choice (exercise 3).

Hand in on Magister by Sunday 13 June.

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Look at the book covers.
What do you think the stories will be about?

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What do you think The
Hound of the Baskervilles
is about?

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What do you think The
Great Gatsby is about?

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Do you already know
which book you will choose
to read?

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travel to Dartmoor to investigate the strange death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Many believe there is a curse on the family where a supernatural dog is seeking revenge on the family, killing them one by one. Is there really a huge dog living on the moor, destroying the Baskervilles one by one? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are here to solve the mystery.

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The Great Gatsby
No one knew where Jay Gatsby had come from, or how he had become so rich. They just went to his fancy parties at his beautiful house, ate his food, and drank his wine. Jay Gatsby didn’t care. He cared about only one thing―Daisy Buchanan, and for her, he would do anything. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan though. Will Daisy choose Tom or Gatsby, and will they live happily ever after?

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Exercise 1: Answer 5 questions 
Choose one of the books 

Answer 5 questions about the book you have chosen

You don't have to answer the questions about the other book.

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Exercise 2: write a review (recensie)
1. Introduction
Write down the book’s title, author’s full name, the setting of the story, giving a one-line description of what the story is about. Use adjectives to describe the book (such as insightful, beautiful, controversial etc.

2. Brief description
Give a one-paragraph summary of the plot of the book, shortly expanding your one-sentence description in the introduction. Don’t write the whole story, only the beginning! Use the present tense of verbs and linking words to outline the story chronologically. Bonus points if you can use words that fit the theme of the story. If, for example, the book is of the fantasy genre, use words like magic, summon, fate, spells etc.

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Exercise 2: write a review (recensie)
3. Opinion
This is where you have to write down how the book impacted you. Was it inspiring? Thought-provoking? Life-changing? You could praise the book or criticise it, stating why

4. Recommendation 
You must state whether you would recommend this book, to whom and why.

Write your review in around 250 - 300 words.
The maximum amount of points for your review is 48.

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Example review

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol
With the holidays approaching, the sudden drop of temperatures, and the absences from school, it is a wonderful time to crack open a Christmassy book. With its age old tale, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a perfect choice.

For the few that are unfamiliar with the story: Ebenezer Scrooge is an extremely wealthy, hardened, miserly, old man. He never smiles, he is begrudging about the use of coal to keep his employees warm, not to mention, he has no friends. For him, Christmas is just a day that fools and crazy people celebrate.

One night, as he is sitting in front of his small fire, a ghost of his old business partner Marley. Marley is burdened with chains, forced to wonder for all eternity and warns Scrooge that his fate will be the same if he does not mend his ways. A little scared, but not convinced, Scrooge ignores the warning and goes to bed. Throughout the night, he is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas Past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. (Dickens refers to them as spirits, but they seem to be better known as ghosts in today’s culture.) They each take him on a journey.

A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming story to read at any time but especially over the holidays. It is a story for young and old. It is a constant reminder to have a giving and loving spirit.

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Exercise 3: creative assignment
  1. Pick three activities to do;
  2. They must be three in a row (horizontal/vertical/diagonally).

  • Each project must be neat and organized. 
  • All writing should be typed. I am primarily interested in how you make connections to the book. 
  • The maximum amount of points is 100. Your grade will be based on the following criteria: neatness/effort (20 points), creativity (20 points), connection to the book (20 points), & understanding of the book’s characters/plot/themes (20 points). The remaining 20 points will reflect the length and quality of your written explanations.

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What is plagiarism? (plagiaat)
- copying text from the internet or another source
- copying text from someone else (a classmate, someone from another class, ..............)
- BUT ALSO: copying some words/sentences and writing the rest in your own words
Any plagiarism will be seen and result in a 1 with fraud.

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Have fun and good luck!
You can find the two books and the assignments on Magister > ELO.

Hand in on Magister > Opdrachten by Sunday 16 June.

Any plagiarism will result in a 1 with fraud.

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  • Read as far as you can in your chosen book. 
  • Reminder: the deadline is Sunday 13 June.
  • Questions? Ask your teacher.

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