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Peppercorns are pioneers who want to entertain their readers. We are young and inspired, writing stories and sharing about anything else that's creative. Read and enjoy.

Book Review

Last updated 17 June 2019, 08:57 AM
Write a book review of the book you used to type up 2/3 pages. A a follow on excercise this should have given you some time to reflect on what you like about the book you chose. This book review can be submitted as an entry in the Book Week Competition. Read more
What is heritage? How does heritage endure? In the first instance poetry, songs and stories connect us to past communities. Some communities value and preserve particular dietary habits. We may also have artifacts that represent our ancestors... Read more

Incursion on 11 June

Last updated 31 May 2019, 08:15 AM
1. I was excited to see the first poem go online! You want to add an appendix to your poem to detail how you imagined your GGGGGrandmother's heritage and where you got the information. 2. We must decide which period to hold the Incursion so that it can... Read more

Incursion with a poet on 11 June

Last updated 29 May 2019, 09:10 AM
A prestigious and accomplished poet is visiting Australia to give readings from her publications. Yvonne Green is a qualified and experienced barrister who has worked in the legal aid environment to support victims of domestic violence. She retired in 1999 to... Read more

What happens next

Last updated 27 May 2019, 10:14 AM
The Current Story At this point 5 stories are being reviewed by a professional literature reviewer called Annie McCann. if you went to the Sydney Writers festival you may have seen her. So far she is very impressed and excited by what she has read.... Read more

Term 2 Week 4

Last updated 16 May 2019, 08:27 AM
"Peppercorns are pioneers who want to entertain their readers. We are young and inspired, writing stories and sharing about anything else that's creative. Read and enjoy." Monday 20 May I would like to review your progress on your story and suggest edits.... Read more

Term 2 Week 2

Last updated 09 May 2019, 09:37 AM
Do a word count on your story. I think 800 but no more that 1,000 should be your goal. Remember our BlogED is called "Fan Fiction". One of our activities involves looking at published authors to imitate their style. Moreover our KOALA Excursion will... Read more

Term 2 story and genre

Last updated 06 May 2019, 09:57 AM
Understanding genre in theory and practice is useful for your story. See  http://anneskyvington.com.au/genre-in-writing/ Of course not all stories fit neatly into one classification and indeed most have a few. Harry Potter is a classic example.... Read more

Term 2 Story

Last updated 09 April 2019, 02:09 PM
Genre Title Characters (ages,genders) Location First step in the process of change. Upload an image. Read more

9 April Incursion - Running sheet

Last updated 09 April 2019, 12:01 PM
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KOALA Excursion

Last updated 01 April 2019, 09:01 AM
One of our excursions this year will be to the KOALA Awards day.  www.koalansw.org.au   Year 8 students will tell you how exciting it was in 2018. We do not know the location of the presentation yet. In the meantime we can think of books... Read more

9 April Incursion

Last updated 29 March 2019, 09:14 AM
Running Sheet. First the Feast.                                                             ... Read more


Last updated 28 March 2019, 09:46 AM
We have options for Tuesday 9 April Period 3 or Thursday 11 April Period 3. There well be feast. You are actually better than you think you are. Your courage is a key to your progress.     Read more

Orientation in Silverfi5h

Last updated 20 March 2019, 09:52 AM
Each of you chosen a story you felt was first in a sequence of the stories. Now you must fill in aspects of the orientation in that story from your mind's eye. What is the genre of the story? Describe the narrator. Who else is in the scene? ... Read more

13 March

Last updated 13 March 2019, 09:51 AM
1. Comment on other Peppercorn posts. 2. Remember to go to the Hall at Lunchtime for the Peppercorn group phograph. 3. The BlogED will be under maintenance on Friday and Monday. Go to your normal Roll Call class. Read more

Monday 11 March

Last updated 11 March 2019, 09:29 AM
1. Finish work on your posts for the next story. Have you learned how to position the pictures in the middle of the post? 2. Have you viewed and commented on your peer's posts? Do so! Nurture our community! 3. Just a note that the Peppercorns photos will... Read more


Last updated 08 March 2019, 08:06 AM
Your story will be set on a certain day in a certain part of the world. What do expect for the weather? http://worldweather.wmo.int/en/home.html   Read more

Two images

Last updated 07 March 2019, 09:56 AM
Now you have three plants and three birds. Your research continues. Find an image of one of your plants and one of your birds. Check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  for images with no copyright (viz. Creative Commons). Upload the... Read more

Orientation task

Last updated 04 March 2019, 08:43 AM
The setting is a garden or a park or a forest. Write a paragraph which will become a setting for an action genre. You need to do some research about the location in the world (and consequently the colimate). Then you need to have at least... Read more

Incursion for Term 1

Last updated 28 February 2019, 09:00 AM
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn! My thoughts turn to Incursions and Harvest Feasts. In Week 10 we need to have an Incursion to review and revise our work. Your may wish to propose some dates. We will use the "Wheel of Literacy" to review and... Read more

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