Year 11 Smash Book

Course Description

In Smash Book, students construct their own personal journals through repurposing out-of-date hardcover books to represent and reflect upon aspects of their own lives and the world around them. There is no formal assessment in this course, although there is an objective to strengthen vocabulary and creative writing skills for confidence in the English curriculum. Students get a clear understanding of their own design style and are supported to manage their time well.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Written and visual communication skills working together to create meaning
  • Language features to deepen writing
  • Collaborative group skills
  • Visual and verbal texts and how they can work together well.
  • More confidence with creative and expressive writing
  • Extension of vocabulary to enhance word choice options.
  • Management of time and planning ahead
  • Appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives.

Resources Required

Usually an out-of-date library book (to repurpose) with the possibility of students purchasing a new blank writing or sketchbook.