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Preparing for the Incursion

Last updated 02 December 2020, 09:23 AM
Be ready to quickly download any of your work that youi wish to save. Be ready to record some of our work as a sound file. Imagine you are writing to be recorded. imagine a poem as a song. Read more

Incursion on 7 December.

Last updated 26 November 2020, 09:37 AM
We need to bring the Peppercorn's year to a close. Library classroom area for Period 3, 7 December. You will be issued with laptops/Chromebooks. There will be time to download your work. We need to do housework on the new blog. ... Read more

Winding up the year!

Last updated 19 November 2020, 09:25 AM
As I have mentioned we will have an Incursion to finalise our stories, download our stories and have a fest to clelebrate our achievements in this most challenging year. We also need to discuss our Excursion to the city to a bookstore to buy books and visit... Read more

Resilience in our protagonist

Last updated 18 November 2020, 02:07 PM
Even strong, true and powerful girls have to be prepared for "out of left field" unexpected experiences and/or mysterious characters. The goal of this piece of writing is to imagine how your protagonist would cope with one of those unexpected experiences... Read more

Who is she?

Last updated 02 November 2020, 09:52 AM
Describe that strong, herioc, self assertive girl! What is her name? Do you need to give her a backgroung before she tackles the mysterious enemy? Read more

When heroines confront the mysteries of nature

Last updated 26 October 2020, 08:39 AM
Halloween is a harvest festival when the mysteries of nature are recognised. After the harvest comes the winter season when nature falls dormant. Some cultures explore the "spooky" side of nature with superstitions Your next writing... Read more

Today, tomorrow and next week

Last updated 21 October 2020, 09:31 AM
You will be aware that BlogED is being wound down this year. You have indicated you would like to continue with Peppercorns next year so I am exploring new blogging platforms. Today please go to KnowingStories  and see if a) it opens and b) if you can... Read more

Wow!

Last updated 15 October 2020, 09:42 AM
I am astonished, I repeat ASTONISHED at your brilliant "on the spot stories". Now keep polishing them off and make sure you comment on your peer's stories too. If you want me to send you a photo of your image I will photograph it and email you. Read more

The Moon Story

Last updated 12 October 2020, 09:23 AM
Welcome to Term 4! We have some exciting activities to finish in 2020! First of all we are going to write a Moon Story.   Here are some images of the moon. Many artists have used the moon as an effect in their art works. You... Read more

Incursion Running Sheet

Last updated 25 September 2020, 09:10 AM
You will be given your mask. You must tell the group about the persona that lies behind the mask. This includes its name, if relevant its gender and whether it has family, its powers, its predisposition viz. is it basically happy/sad, greedy/selfless,... Read more

The Scripts Incursion - Period 3 Friday 25 September

Last updated 21 September 2020, 08:34 AM
There are a number of added advantages to reading a script of our own making. 1. Most adults retreat into a personal, quiet world inside their heads when they are reading, but we may be missing out on some vital benefits when we do this. For much... Read more

Mask script Incursion

Last updated 16 September 2020, 09:41 AM
The news is good for some and not for others. Jennan, Zanjabella, Ayesha, Zara, Viola and Cindy are coming to the Incursion and the party. At this point they are the only Peppercorns who have posted a dialogue. You cannot attend unless you have one... Read more

The Mask Story

Last updated 19 August 2020, 09:50 AM
This week you are looiking at a mask with your buddy to build up a personal for it.   What you are doing is looking into the emotions and memories to construct a persona.   See " Limbic System " Read more

10 August

Last updated 10 August 2020, 09:56 AM
Have you begun thinking of a persona for your Mask? We are ready for the Mask story when you post part or all of your Train story.     Read more

The Train Poem, Feedback and the Next Story

Last updated 03 August 2020, 09:49 AM
Finish your train poem and proceed to the story.                                   &n... Read more

Context of the Train Story

Last updated 29 July 2020, 09:36 AM
You have posted an image of a train (and some students just have train tracks but there must have been a train there once!) Consider the context of the train. Look at this quiz. Why is Context Important in Writing?     Read more

Grammar

Last updated 27 July 2020, 09:34 AM
I was really impressed with some of the extended responses to the grammar discussion. Feedback helps me mould your tasked.   Check out these and make comments if you get what is happening.   A bar was walked into by the passive voice. ... Read more

Homework

Last updated 23 July 2020, 09:18 AM
For the Peppercorns Incursion “Treasure” is the mechanism by which your plot has been driven. Your stories have been inspiring and well crafted. You have used a protagonist/main character to develop the plot. We are now examining the character... Read more

Train Story for the Holidays

Last updated 29 June 2020, 09:47 AM
Wowza! Many of you have some wonderful train images! Any problems let me know.   So the ingredients for this exercise are 1. Train image 2. Train poem 3. Who is on the train and where are they going? 4. I will post the... Read more

Uploading to the Media Library

Last updated 24 June 2020, 12:29 PM
You need to be able to include multimedia in your post on the Train Story. This is how you do it. Download an image to your desktop. Upload into the Media Library Walk through copyright and tags questions Save Open up your post Embed... Read more

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