Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
The course will explore the contextual influences, issues and values of both texts that have helped shape meaning within each text.
Target Audience
Senior English teachers currently teaching the course of considering doing so in the near future.
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General Description

This is a comparative study of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag-Seed’. The course will explore the contextual influences, issues and values of both texts that have helped shape meaning within each text. Similarities and differences between the two texts will be examined as well as strategies that could be used to develop student writing skills.

Audience

Senior English teachers currently teaching the course of considering doing so in the near future.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.


This course contributes to 8.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Session 1: Comparative Evaluation of contextual influences on text

2 hours and 30 minutes

A comparative exploration of contextual influence on both composers, will be delivered largely via ppt.
Content will also clarify how the different mediums that have been used has impacted on how meaning has been shaped within and between texts.
There will be response questions posed for the ppt as well as suggestions for how some of the required content be covered via homework tasks and use of suggested websites.

Session 2: Implicit and Explicit features within and between texts. Focus will be on how composer attitudes , issues composers' attitudes, vallues

3 hours

Texts will be considered individually and comparatively. Rubric requirements will be clarified via diagram, illustration or mind-mapping. Time management is crucial for Module A and so guidelines will be given for tight programming to ensure both texts are covered adequately.
The aim of this session is to develop how the texts and their associated values, significance and context can be best communicated to students.

Session 3 -Improving Student Evaluative and Composing Skills

2 hours and 30 minutes

Effective Teaching and Learning methods will be outlined and some notes will be provided to help teachers develop the necessary writing skills that are required for this Module.
Suggested group work, tutorial, blogging or journal activities will be outlined as effective strategies for developing student writing skills.
Suggested short texts will be listed as well as varied response tasks.

User Rating

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Solid ideas

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The course material is relevant, however, it was missing the core descriptions needed to capture the heart of the unit – the element of conversations between the texts. Whilst Shakespeare’s play was covered in detail with strong contextual reflections, the contextual information provided for Atwood was lacking in comparison. There was also little review of how the texts converse and the purpose of this conversation to assist teaching students how to capture this underlying element.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Very engaging and great resources A must for any teacher engaging in the study of ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Hag-Seed’.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Excellent resources – relevant and detailed. A richly resourced course that is a must for all teachers of this Module A textual pairing.
Thank you so much for a relevant and engaging course.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

High;y relevant and excellent quality

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

High quality,and very relevant to the course

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Excellent – focused closely on rubric with useful activities

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

This course offered detailed insight into the course rubric offering useful ways to unpack the course requirements regarding both texts. It was excellent in providing practical teaching strategies along with engaging learning opportunities for students. This course was excellent and I will recommend it to colleagues.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Helped me see the important aspects of Tempest.
Would have liked more on Hagseed context.
Also, a more thorough examination of the Rubric. (Perhaps an annotated copy of it?)

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Excellent way in to teaching this course.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Barbara’s courses are always wonderful and so I wasn’t surprised to find this one worthwhile as well. I have taught this pairing of texts a number of times

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Excellent course material that is well adapted to the needs of the twenty first century learner undertaking this Advanced Module. Congrats Ms Stanner! The detail and focus on the ‘textual conversation’ established between the texts was very much appreciated. The course content and student activies developed in Barbara’s course are well chosen to reflect the rubric for this module. The activities strongly support the development of student voice in both creative and analytical forms that add to student achievement of course outcomes. This is complemented by the range of textual forms offered to ignite student reflection on the meaning and impact of this pairing of texts.

Richard Bryce – Macquarie Anglican Grammar School.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The quality and relevance of the content has been on point. Having taught it for the first time last year, this information has assisted me in refining my program for the next cohort. It was well written and exceedingly useful – having the various activities included was great!

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Excellent overview of the module and high quality resources and activities.
I have taught this module previously but this course provided me with an excellent way to revise and refine the module for my students.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The information is outstanding, but would have enjoyed a talk through of the materials.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The information and relevance was great.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The information was useful, but more of a textbook than an online ‘course’. I enjoyed the informative nature of this course. The activities for students were great, but because I am unable to download them, it will be difficult to utilise them in the classroom.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

The information was useful, but more of a textbook than an online ‘course’.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

Very good information for someone about teach Module/texts for the first time.

Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations - The Tempest and Hag-Seed - Barbara Stanners
11/04/2021

I foudn this course to be of a great benefit to my understanding of the Advanced A Module. Moreover, I found the suggestions and resources provided to be relevant, unique and of a high quality that will help in my teaching and student understanding of the course requirements and content.


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.