Wide Reading Book List

Florence has kindly put together this list of International texts for us to access:    


2.4 Achievement Standard and Exemplars

ACHIEVEMENT STANDARD 2.4 http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/ncea-resource/achievements/2015/as91101.pdf   EXEMPLARS: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/qualifications-and-standards/qualifications/ncea/NCEA-subject-resources/English/91101-A/91101-EXP-.pdf http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/ncea-resource/exemplars/2015/91098-exp-2015-excellence.pdf   STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS: Introduction Throughout the year, you will create a portfolio of writing. Task Submit at least two pieces of writing from your portfolio for assessment.



Discuss how the author uses language techniques to develop a main character in the novel, and how this character helps you understand one or more themes/ideas. Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice (Islamic

Kite Runner Themes and Symbols

Themes BETRAYAL  The betrayal of a loyal friend by a wealthier, more corrupt “master” is a recurring motif in The Kite Runner, and Amir and Baba’s feelings of guilt for their betrayals drive much of


Writing Process and Structure

Choose your topic. Underline the key words in the question. Brainstorm ideas Organise ideas Write draft Edit and publish good copy.   QUESTION: Analyse how language features were used to capture the reader’s imagination. Amir’s


Novel Question 2017



Chapters 1- 11, Afghanistan

Explain the importance of the setting and its influence on how the narrator tells his story. The setting of Kabul, Afghanistan is hugely socially, politically and culturally important in the novel The Kite Runner. The


Chapter 11 onwards – America

“For me, America was a place to bury my memories. For Baba, a place to mourn his.” Baba was a well-respected man in Kabul society, when he went to America he had and was nothing


Kite Runner Notes

The Kite Runner chronicles the lives of specifically two boys, Amir and Hassan within the politically, socially and culturally charged landscape that is Afghanistan. Hassan, a Hazara, is Amir’s servant, best friend, half-brother and a

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