Creative Passages from The Kite Runner

The early-afternoon sun sparkled on the water where dozens of miniature boats sailed, propelled by a crisp breeze. Then I glanced up and saw a pair of kites, red with long blue tails, soaring in


The purpose of your speech is to inform the audience about a global issue. What is an effective beginning to hook your audience? Techniques you could use in your speech to add effect: Rhetorical questions

Speaking Exemplars

2.5 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text

Here is our speaking task. As you see, you will first have to choose a global issue, then research it from different perspectives. Your speech must be at least four minutes long.

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   EXEMPLARS:   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

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