All posts by Renee Plunkett

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

The Film Essay

Following the study of our film, The Adjustment Bureau, we will now write an essay that closely analyses the final scene of the film. Explain how the director uses film techniques to communicate an important

The Week that Was: A Homework Task

A literacy skills task designed to also get us reading about our world.


Debating: The Guides and Notes

The template that can guide you in writing and structuring your speech.


Debating- Teams, Moots and Matchups!

The team lists and debates that will be unfolding in our classroom in a couple of weeks.

Creative Writing- Notes and Tasks

A record of the tasks and activities the class has done centred around creative writing.

Romeo and Juliet: The Essay Task

The final task for our class exploration of the play.

Romeo and Juliet- Post Reading Tasks

Now that we have finished reading the play, Romeo and Juliet, we will be delving into some of the ideas that are developed by Shakespeare in the text. Romeo Romeo is one of two main protagonists in the play.

Romeo and Juliet- The Class Reading

Below are some of the notes from the discussions we have been having as we have read the Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet. To begin with, we discussed what we know about the play and

Romeo and Juliet- Research!

In order to help us understand the concept of fate, you are going to journey back in time to Elizabethan England to discover what people really believed about fate controlling their lives. Your task is