ENGLISH / LANGUAGE Genre Party 10+yrs
Teacher - Saani Bennetts
Ages 10+ years
Join us for rollicking adventure of appreciating and practicing a range of literary genres and techniques. This is no ordinary English class - concepts are taught through very hands-on, practical and super-fun activities. No really – there will be plenty of laughter, action and enjoyment as well as learning.
This is not a formal English class. We don’t cover spelling, grammar or handwriting – it’s about understanding and utilising a range of genres, from poetry, reports and procedures to narratives, recounts, reviews and more. It’s also about exploring language techniques for expressing ourselves in different ways – from alliteration to metaphors and beyond. Whilst the main subject area is English, classes also incorporate the Arts, STEM and HASS.
Genres are explored in a wide variety of ways, not just through writing. Whilst we will be doing some writing, we will also learn about different genres through acting, creating, making, discussion, artwork and practical demonstrations.
This class is suitable for students of all literacy abilities. Students who are not confident readers or writers have a range of options available that support them to participate seamlessly and feel appreciated for their intelligence and capabilities. Students will all engage with high-level thinking and be able to participate at their own level of development. Extension options and support will also be offered to older students and those who feel ready for further challenge.