Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
This course explores the playwright's use of distinctively visual uses of language & dramatic devices. Focus on how this shapes meaning & audience response.
Target Audience
Secondary English teachers. Especially useful for those who are currently teaching the course elective or planning to do so in the future.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This module elective explores how texts create images we see and/or visualise to shape and manipulate meaning in texts. ‘The Shoe-horn Sonata’ will be examined in terms of how distinctively visual use of language forms, modes and media affect interpretation. Prescribed and appropriate related texts will be examined in detail.

Audience

Secondary English teachers. Especially useful for those who are currently teaching the course elective or planning to do so in the future.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
22/06/2017 Sth Western Sydney Places available $329 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Defining notions of what is meant by 'Distinctively Visual'

1 hour and 30 minutes

Session 1: Module/Elective Basics
Description: Clarifying syllabus directions and examining how language forms and features create ‘distinctively visual’ meaning within text.
(Course Booklet and Mass Media)

Deconstruction of text

2 hours

Evaluating the role language plays in creating textual meaning. Detailed focus on how the distinctively visual is used to shape audience interpretation and response in ‘The Shoe-horn Sonata’. Dramatic structure, techniques and language will be closely examined as well as themes, character and context.

Related Texts and Student Writing Skills

1 hour and 30 minutes

Evaluation of appropriate related texts for this elective.
Methods for developing student writing skills including using past HSC questions, student exemplars, scaffolds and guidelines. Strategies for improving thesis construction and and developing an authentic student voice will be discussed.

What To Bring

Participants are advised to bring laptops and USB for note-taking and resource sharing. Copies of the text should also be brought along with multiple copies of effective resources for teaching this elective.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Cate Rigg on 05/04/2016

The different ways that the content can be taught provided some great ideas. Great handout.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Peita Mages on 05/04/2016

Lots of really practical ideas to use. Drop and write. Student examples.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
05/04/2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was insightful, practical and promoted much discussion amongst the group.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
05/04/2016

Presenter knowledge: A+. Presenter personability: A+. Practical application: A+.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
05/04/2016

Excellent presentation and engagement of the content and participants.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
05/04/2016

Verbal presentation was great. Visual slides were often too fast.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
05/04/2016

Thorough overviews of syllabus requirements and fantastic resources and teaching ideas. Barbara had a breadth of knowledge and ideas for different classes.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Christine Malyn on 05/04/2016

Again, a highly beneficial presentation which has added scope.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Juli Hourany on 05/04/2016

Barbara was an engaging and passionate presenter. Her resources and presentations were well thought through. As a new HSC teacher, I am leaving feeling much more supported.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Melissa Kane on 05/04/2016

First time teacher of HSC and Shoehorn – leaving feeling a lot more confident.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Elyse Rabone on 05/04/2016

Really informative presentation of how to effectively approach the concept and text. Practically engaging with good teaching strategies.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Jenny McCarthy on 13/04/2015

My first external PD paid for by my school ever and I was not disappointed. So much information shared. Thank you.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

As per usual, outstanding resources. Clear and engaging delivery. This course reinforced my approach to the course but also reinvigorated my interest.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Very knowledgeable and lots of resources.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Very informative, well presented and engaging.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Clear. Concise. Engaging.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Excellent resources, excellent discussions. Great ideas.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Amazing information and resources to use in the classroom.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
by Sandra Sullivan on 13/04/2015

Really needed help with this unit, so everything given and shared by Barbara was brilliant.

Standard - Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'
13/04/2015

Excellent presentation. 100% relevant to the elective.


About the team


Barbara Stanners

Creator

Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.