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Year 10 English - 2015
Alternate Realities – Task 2
Task: Create a narrative style response that delves into some of the big ideas you have encountered in the texts during our study of the Context ‘Alternate Realities’. You must draw on ideas from at least one text that was explored together in class.

Possible forms: * a short story or reflection, * a series of diary entries or letters, * a personal article for a newspaper or magazine, * a memoir

You will need to respond to the concepts in one of the following prompts: 1. The world we see around us is shaped by our society.

2. Memories from our societal past can influence our reality

3. Relationships with others and our resulting emotions can shape our view of the world.

4. Conflict arises with different views of the world.

5. Reality can never be totally manipulated.

6. A new understanding of reality can change everything.

Word limit: 600+ (not including the Statement of Intention)

Statement of Intention:

Before writing, you will need to complete a Statement of Intention. This will be submitted along with your final piece.
**See mystpauls to access the template for the Statement of Intention.

Assessment Criteria for Year 10 Context Task 2 Criteria | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | Planning and drafting process. | Well planned with careful attention to structural features. Thoroughly proof-read. | Effectively planned with clear attention to structural features. There are still some minor errors present. | Some planning, more attention needed to structural features. Some simple errors present; proofreading needed. | Some valid ideas are present; more careful planning required. Structure is unclear in parts. Errors present. | Paragraph structure is poor. There are many obvious errors present. | Knowledge and control of the…...

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