Titus Andronicus: THE FILM
Oct03

Titus Andronicus: THE FILM

The 1999 Julie Taymor version of this film is available in full on YouTube¬†and is well worth a watch  

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Titus Andronicus: Historical Context
Sep24

Titus Andronicus: Historical Context

As part of our exploration of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus the class is engaging in some research about the Elizabethan times and the context from which the play arose. Included here is a short video where I try to give the students some cues to the lines of inquiry they might wish to pursue and also, attached below, is the research questions with the students committing to following these attached. Ultimately the outcomes of...

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Exemplar: Theme Study Presentation
Feb10

Exemplar: Theme Study Presentation

Chris Lewis presents to the class on the findings of his longitudinal Theme Investigation into Communism.

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Albert and Haris Have an Idiosyncratic Moment
Oct03

Albert and Haris Have an Idiosyncratic Moment

As part of their spoken language study, these students were charged with the task of recording some ‘natural’ speech. In true idiosyncratic London Nautical School style, Albert and Haris have a conversation in an annexe to my basement classroom that says it all.

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Tyler and Tommy Alliterate their Names and talk Arsenal
Oct03

Tyler and Tommy Alliterate their Names and talk Arsenal

The next step in the Spoken Language Study is to transcribe this conversation – after which the boys will analyse the text for the unique features of spoken language present. The video provides good evidence of the importance of prosody and paralinguistic features in creating meaning when speaking.

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Kamrul, Alex and Mark Have One Very Post-Modern Conversation
Oct03

Kamrul, Alex and Mark Have One Very Post-Modern Conversation

From this conversation, these boys will be exploring the unique distinguishing features of spoken language. The first step: transcribe it! Download (PDF,...

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