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A Study Guide to Hating Alison Ashley

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A Study Guide to Hating Alison Ashley

  1. 1. Hating Alison Ashley A Novel by Robin Klein A Student Study Workbook Name: ____________________
  2. 2. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 2
  3. 3. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 3 Table of Contents: Page/s Contents Page/s Contents 1 Cover Page 22 A study Guide – Chapter 10 3 Table of Contents 23 A study Guide – Chapter 11 4 About Hating Alison Ashley and author biography 24 A study Guide – Chapter 12 5-7 A study Guide – Chapter 1 25 - 26 A study Guide – Chapter 13 8 A study Guide – Chapter 2 27 A study Guide – Chapter 14 9 - 10 A study Guide – Chapter 3 28 - 29 PortraitGallery& CharacterAnalysis 11 - 13 A study Guide – Chapter 4 29 - 30 Six Column Vocabulary Organiser 14 A study Guide – Chapter 5 31 -32 Style of Writing 15-16 A study Guide – Chapter 6 33 - 36 Weekly Assessment Tasks 17 - 18 A study Guide – Chapter 7 37 Annotated ACARA Text Response 19 - 20 A study Guide – Chapter 8 38 Text Response Prompts 21 A study Guide – Chapter 9 39 Assessment Rubric
  4. 4. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 4 About Hating Alison Ashley Hating Alison Ashley is a coming-of-age story about the dilemmas, feelings and emotions faced by teenagers in relation to peer rivalry, friendship and family relationships .It explores the life of fourteen-year-old Erica Yurken. As far as she’s concerned, her life sucks: her classmates are not in her league, her family is an embarrassment, her acting genius is not recognized and, to top it off, because of her name, she is nicknamed ‘Yuk’. From the moment the perfect, blonde Alison Ashley arrives at school, it is clear that Yuk’s world is to become even more turbulent. Yuk has always felt superior to everyone at Barringa East, but the very beautiful, rich and smart Alison Ashley seems to have everything and be everything that Yuk has ever dreamed about having or being. Yuk daydreams about her life as a famous movie star—but reality bites back as she learns to deal with schoolgirl rivalries, first kisses, insecurity and misunderstandings on a journey to new discoveries about true friendship and family relationships. Robin Klein (AUTHOR) Born in Kempsey, New South Wales in 1936, Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. She has eight brothers and sisters. Robin left school at the age of 15 and a year later published her first short story. She began writing full-time in 1981 after receiving a Literature Board Grant. Since then she has established herself as one of Australia's best writers for children and published more than 40 books. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986). Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award. This outstanding novel was named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Her novel for older readers, The Listmaker, won the 1990 South Australian Festival Award for Literature. In 1991 Robin Klein was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia. Robin was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa), from the University of Newcastle in 2004. http://www.penguin.com.au/contributors/1022/robin-klein
  5. 5. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 5 A Study Guide to Hating Alison Ashley A Novel by Robin Klein Chapter 1 1. Why do you think the ordinary teachers often had ‘nervous problems’? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. ‘…a socially disadvantaged area…’ – What does this phrase mean? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. Describe the Eastside boys ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Draw a picture:
  6. 6. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 6 4. Describe Miss Belmont ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Draw a picture: 5. Who teased Erica the most about her name? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. What happened to the medical supplies (6)? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  7. 7. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 7 7. What is a hypochondriac? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 8. Who is the Principal of Barringa East Primary? ______________________________________________________________________________ 9. What did Erica want to do in life? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Activity – List all of the characters that we meet in chapter 1. Think of at least 2 words you would use to describe them. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  8. 8. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 8 Chapter 2 1. Put these events from this chapter in the order in which they occurred; - We are told Valjoy is 15 - We are told that Valjoy was named after Mum’s two sisters - Erica tells us a new freeway was built - Harley told his mother that he went for the interview - Jedda ‘calls’ a pretend horse race for Mum - We are told that ‘Barringa East was a messy patchwork sort of place’ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Activity – Erica goes into great detail to describe her family members. Draw a family portrait and underneath write a biography of each person. Include details such as colour of eyes and hair, hair length…
  9. 9. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 9 Chapter 3 1. Based on Erica’s description on p17, what is your first impression of Alison Ashley? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Fill in the blanks : Miss Belmont told Alison to sit next to ___________. Alison’s folder was covered with beautiful grey and white ____________ paper. Erica said she had wanted to get her ears ___________. Erica’s folder was a _______. Erica was ___________ of Alison because of how perfect she seemed. Alison had a slice of _________________ bread for lunch and had a ____________ drink bottle. Margeart ___________ was a monitor in the ____________. _____________ had designed the notice on the ___________ door. Erica ____________ Alison the sandpit area. Alison said she doesn’t like _____________. Erica said it was not ____________ that her school was not mentioned in the newspaper. Mr Nicholson knew the ___________ of every kid in the school. After showing ________ around, Erica went back to the ________________. Activity – Erica is hypochondriac. She always thinks she is sick even though she is not. There are many illnesses we can catch. Choose one of the following illnesses and write a 1 page report on it; *asthma, * diabetes, * epilepsy, * leukemia, * cancer (you may be asked to present this information to the class) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  10. 10. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 10 ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  11. 11. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 11 Chapter 4 1. Describe the car that came to collect Alison from school. Who collected her? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Who talks to plants? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. Why do you think Erica kept noticing negative things? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. What was Jedda’s horse float made of? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. What did the kitchen table look like? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  12. 12. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 12 6. What are two things inside Erica’s fridge? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. Why is Erica ‘looking with hatred’ at what is in the fridge? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 8. What did Erica do when she went into her room? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 9. Why does Erica think ‘life was full of injustice’ (37)? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Activity – Erica wishes she were Alison. If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be and why? What is it about their lives that appeal to you? What would you do for a day? (10 lines minimum) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  13. 13. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 13 ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Spelling Chapters 1-4: Learn these spelling words for a spot test! injustice, suddenly, probably, slammed, facial, investigated, furiously, elegant, conversation, sensitive, ornaments, manicure, varnish, chemist, perfume, disinfectant, certificate, hideous, fantastic, editor, equipment, capsules, impossible, murmur, defacing, territory, librarian, designed, stampede, desperately, polite, operating, hygienic, disadvantaged, extremely, immaculate, bedlam, complex, recover, trouble, bruise, forgive
  14. 14. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 14 Chapter 5 1. What do you think of Erica when she says, “One agreeable thing about school was when you had the chance to make everyone else in the grade look dumb”? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why does Miss Belmont send Erica to the office with her project? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What do you think Miss Lattimore thinks of Erica? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Do you think Alison shows off as much as Erica? Why / why not? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  15. 15. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 15 Chapter 6 1. Do you think Alison took Erica’s pencil case home on purpose? Why/why not? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Erica imagines that Alison has all sorts of negative responses to her house and family. Do you think she is right? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. In your own words, re-write one of the stories Erica tells about her family. Do you think Alison believes Erica’s stories? Why/why not? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Why doesn’t Barry Hollis bash up Alison on her way over to Erica’s place? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  16. 16. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 16 5. What does the last paragraph of this chapter reveal about Erica’s character? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  17. 17. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 17 Chapter 7 1. What does Erica find so surprising about Alison’s admission that she is “not allowed to smoke”? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. What do we learn about Erica’s true photography skills? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. How does Erica cope with humiliation? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. How could she have handled the situation differently? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  18. 18. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 18 5. Why does Erica write Alison’s name down on her form? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  19. 19. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 19 Chapter 8 1. What impression does Erica create of her Mum at the races? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Do you think Alison put her folder in Erica’s bag on purpose? Why/why not? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What do we discover about Alison’s family? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. What do you think of Erica’s response when Alison finally reveals something about herself? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  20. 20. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 20 5. Erica responds very strongly to being called ‘nobody’. What does this suggest about her need for approval? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  21. 21. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 21 Chapter 9 1. What is significant about the game ‘Hats’? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. How do Alison and Erica compete with the clothes they have brought to camp? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. List activities they do on camp and how both Alison and Erica respond to them. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  22. 22. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 22 Chapter 10 1. Does Erica’s homesickness surprise you? Why / why not? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. How does the author (Robin Klein) reveal that Erica is homesick without actually using the word? What effect does this have? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. Why does Erica lash out at Alison? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. In what ways are Erica and Barry Hollis similar? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  23. 23. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 23 Chapter 11 1. Alison says, “I think Erica’s excuses are always original.” What does this reveal about Alison’s opinion of Erica? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. What does Erica discover about herself during the rehearsal of the play? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. “My right hand twitched, and as though it had a mind of its own, picked up a pen.” What does this suggest about Erica’s future? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  24. 24. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 24 Chapter 12 1. What is Erica beginning to discover about herself in this chapter? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. In the space below (or on a separate page), create an advertisement for the play performed at camp. Include information such as a title, venue, time, admission price and leading cast members.
  25. 25. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 25 Chapter 13 1. Why does Erica find it so difficult to tell her mother the truth about the plays? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why is Erica shocked to see Alison looking so upset? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What does Erica finally accept about herself on p. 158? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. Erica’s mum says, “I’d just hand in my notice if they expected me to work and miss out seeing you act.” What does this suggest about the value she places on her relationship with her children? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  26. 26. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 26 5. What is the significance about Erica throwing her scripts in the bin? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  27. 27. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 27 Chapter 14 1. Why does Erica forget all about the props? How do the other kids respond? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why is it easier for Erica to confess to Lennie? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is significant about his reaction? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. How does Alison save Erica? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  28. 28. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 28 Portrait Gallery and Character Analysis – Hating Alison Ashley CHAPTER ONE Erica Yurken Main character, Yr 6 girl Mrs Orlando School Secretary Barry Hollis Year 6 boy Mr Nicholson Principal Miss Belmont Year 6 teacher Mr Kennard Teacher Choose three charactersandcomplete the followingtable: CHARACTER APPEARANCE: (body shape/size, wardrobe, make-up,hair,gender, age, ethnicity, etc.) ACTION: (character traits,behaviour,body language, gestures, facial expressions, mannerisms, etc.) MOTIVES: (reasonsfor action / behaviours) DIALOGUE: record significant conversations RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER CHARACTERS CHAPTER TWO Harley Erica’s olderbrother Valjoy Erica’s 15 yearoldsister Jedda Erica’s 6 year oldsister Mum Erica’s mother Lennie Boyfriendof Erica’smother
  29. 29. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 29 OPINIONS: (of other characters about this character) Six Column Vocabulary Organiser – Hating Alison Ashley Vocabulary Word identity bullying jealousy prejudice assumptions stereotype Sentence dictionary definition State of being a specified person or thing; individuality or personality Part of speech noun Synonym character personality uniqueness Antonym difference dissimilarity
  30. 30. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 30 Picture or icon that represents the word
  31. 31. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 31 Style of Writing The simile A simile is a device thatwriters useto enhancethe visualimagesthey create for thereader. A simile comparesan objector person to something else.Klein uses similes to create very vivid imagesof how peoplerespond to the world around them.Similes makethe character’semotionsmuch clearerbecause they allow the readerto visualisethe expressionson people’sfacesand thesoundsthey make. Read the following similes and commenton why these imagesworkso well in the contextthatKlein has used them.You may need to read the wholepageto get an understanding of thescene. p.24 “Mrs Cheale gave a little cry of delight,like a bird-watcherspotting a Red-kneedDotterel in unfamiliarterritory.”  Why isthe bird watcheran appropriate comparisontoMrs Cheale?  Why wouldabird-watcherspottingaRed-kneedDotterel inunfamiliarterritorybe filled with delight?  Can youimagine the soundtheywouldmake? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ p. 33 “She was watch Valjoy like an international chesschampion to make sure she didn’t use too much nail-bondingsolution.”  How wouldaninternational chesschampionapproachthe game?  Why isthisan appropriate comparison?  What doesthissimile suggestaboutthe moodinthe room? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
  32. 32. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 32 Find5 other similesinthe novel and write them below… ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Themes Create a Lotus Diagramof the majorthemesinthe novel, e.g.envy,friendship,social status,family, egotism,etc.Findquotesfromthe novel thatreflectsthe themes –include page numberswiththe quote. Context Annotate the frontcoverof this workbook:whatisthe storyabout; where isthe story set;whoare the maincharacters; whathappens;etc
  33. 33. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 33 ‘Hating Alison Ashley’ AssessmentTask Read the choices of tasks which follow and then select three thatwill enable you to win a game of noughts and crosses. You need to select three tasks which will forma straight line. You need to complete one task per week and hand it on Friday. All assessments tasks mustbefinished and handed in by Week 7. 6 8 2 7 1 4 5 3 9 9. Disadvantaged Do some research to help you with the following questions:  What is a ‘socially disadvantaged area’?  Who would decide that an area was disadvantaged?  How is such an area distinguished?  What are the consequences (good and bad) for the citizens of an area that is classed as disadvantaged?  Is your area disadvantaged – or is there an area nearby which is classified in this way? Write a report of your findings. (Yr 7 - 240 words; Yr 8 – 300 words)
  34. 34. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 34 6. Letter Imagine that you are Alison Ashley at the end of the novel. Write a letter to one of your friends from your previous school. Describe your experiences – and how you felt about them – at Barringa East. (Yr 7 - 250 words; Yr 8 – 300 words) 7. Read carefully the descriptions of the kitchens at Alison’s house and at Erica’s house. Draw and label each of these rooms. Which kitchen do you prefer? - make a list of the pros and cons for each to help you explain (in detail) your preference and the reasons for it. You must use quotes from the novel to help support your costume choices. 8. Scenes not in the novel Create a dialogue for one of the following scenes:  Alison and Barry when she is walking over to Erica’s house. (see p.66)  Alison and her mother after Erica’s visit to Alison’s house. (see p.95)  Erica and Valjoy when Erica returns from camp.  Lennie and Mum in the car on the way home from the Drama performance.  Alison and Erica two years after the novel has finished. Your writing should be ½ (Yr 7) to ¾(Yr 8) page in length. Remember to use quotation marks. Try to use a variety of words to describe how the person spoke. You may like to present this dialogue orally – select a partner to help you do this.
  35. 35. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 35 1. Imagine that you are a member of Erica’s class – but someone who is not a major character in the novel. Write a description – from your point of view – of Alison’s first day at Barringa East. What are your impressions of her? What do you think of Erica’s response to her? Then put yourself forward to the school-camp. What do you think of Alison now? (Yr 7 - 200 words; Yr 8 – 300 words) 2. Perfection Write a reflective piece on the idea of perfection, using the following questions as a guide:  What is your definition of perfection?  What is Erica’s definition of perfection?  What do you think is Robin Klein’s (the author’s) understanding of perfection?  What do characters in the novel do to try to be perfect?  Is Alison perfect? Why / why not?  Why do they try to be perfect?  Do you try to be perfect? Have you achieved perfection in any area? 300 words 3. Costume Design You have been asked to design the costumes for a play version of Hating Alison Ashley. Choose one of the main characters and design a series of costumes for them throughout the story. Each costume design should have a short explanation of why you have designed it this way. You must use quotes from the novel to help support your costume choices.
  36. 36. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 36 4. Use of metaphor and simile Robin Klein uses a lot of similes and metaphors in her descriptions. These help to bring the characters to life and they provide information which allows the reader to visualise people, places and actions. Some examples: ‘Everyone sat as still and quiet as new Derwent pencils in a box.’ (p.4) ‘’She seemed to have eyes like a fly.’ (p.5) ‘…the one with the head like a hard-boiled egg sliced off at the top.’ (p.54) ‘Only fools would choose to hang around when volcanoes are about to erupt.’ (p.71) ‘Alison Ashley slept like an angel on a cloud.’ (p.119) Find 10 (Yr 7) or 15 (Yr 8) more examples of metaphors or similes used throughout the text. Illustrate 5 of these, combining the real situation with the idea contained in the metaphor/simile. Eg. You could draw a tin of Derwent pencils with the heads of students as the top of the pencils (what expressions would the students have on their faces?) 5. Family Find as much information as you can about Erica’s, Alison’s and Barry’s families. What are the main differences? Which family is happiest? Why? How do you know? – quote evidence from the text. If you had to join one of these families, which would you choose? Explain your reasons in detail. (Yr 7 – 250 words; Yr 8 - 300 words)
  37. 37. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 37 Annotations: *Analyses how an author uses language features and vocabulary to present characters and events. *Selects and uses evidence from a text to explain their response to it. *Compares and analyses information aboutcharacters and events in a text, explaining literal and implied meaning. *Contributes to discussions,clarifying content and challenging others’ ideas. *Shows how specific details can be used to supporta point of view. *Creates a detailed text, elaborating on key ideas. *Demonstrates understanding of grammar including complex sentence structures. *Makes considered choices from an expanding vocabulary to make evaluative comments,for example ‘entertaining’, ‘detailed’,‘thrilling’. *Edits work for clarity and persuasive effect. ACARA work sample- Australian Curriculum
  38. 38. Text Response - Workbook Hating Alison Ashley – by Robin Klein Year 7 & 8 English Copyright GlenvaleEducation Inc 2015 Page 38 Assessment Task - Text Response Essay Outcome:To developandjustifyadetailedinterpretationof the text Hating Alison Ashley byRobin Klein,byrespondingtoone of the following essaytopics: 1. Hating Alison Ashley reveals the problems that can occur when people feel they don’t ‘fit in’ to the rest of their community. Discuss with reference to the different characters in the novel. 2. Our families have a huge influence on who we become. Discuss. 3. Hating Alison Ashley shows that it is not wise to make judgments about people based on first impressions and outward appearances. Discuss with reference to the characters in Hating Alison Ashley. 4. The story of Hating Alison Ashley is about friendship and discovering yourself. Do you agree?
  39. 39. Text Response Essay – AssessmentCriteriaRubric Name: ___________________________ Criteria for assessment High (5) Medium (3-4) Low (1-2) Underdeveloped (0-1) Audience Construction of a sophisticated interpretation which demonstrates an understanding of ways in which the text is open to different interpretations by different readers. Construction of a general to well- developedinterpretation, demonstrating knowledge of ways in which the text is open to different interpretations by different readers. Some evidence of anability to construct a general response to the text and identify a possible interpretation. Little evidence of ability to construct a general response to the text or to identify an interpretation. Text Structure / Sentences and Paragraphs TEEL structure used effectivelyincluding the use of clear topic sentences. Evidence is clearly presented. Relevant quotes embedded seamlesslyto support ideas. Explanations are relevant to the point. The writer clearlyandconsistentlydraws the linkbetweeneachparagraphandthe topic/prompt. All sentences and paragraphs are complete and well - constructed. A variety of sentence structure and length exist in the response. TEEL structure mostly used effectively including the use of topic sentences. Evidence is presented. Most quotes relevant and sound attempts made to embedquotes. Explanations are relevant to the point. The writer mostlydraws the link between each paragraph and the topic/prompt. Most sentences and paragraphs are complete and well - constructed. Some variety of sentence structure and length exist in the response. TEEL structure sometimesusedincluding the use of topic sentences. Some evidence is presented. Quotes not included or not embedded. Explanations are mostly relevant to the point. The writer makes some links between each paragraphandthe topic/prompt. Some sentences andparagraphs are complete and well-constructed. A limited varietyof sentence structure andlength exist in the response. Limitedor no use of the TEEL structure. Paragraphing needs lots of work and sentences needto show some variety of structure andlength. Noquotes used to support ideas. Knowledge of the text and Ideas Complex discussionandcritical analysis of the structures, features and conventions used by the author to construct meaning. Complex analysis of the ways inwhichsocial and historical context, character development, themes and cultural values are embodied in the text. Well-developed discussion and sound analysis of the structures, features and conventions used by the author to construct meaning. Identification and explorationof the ways in which social and historical, character development, themes and cultural values are embodied in the text. Generaliseddiscussionof the structures, features and conventions used by the author to construct meaning. Identificationof a wayinwhichsocialand historical, character development, themes and cultural values are embodied in the text. Little, if any, identification of the structures or features or conventions usedbythe author to construct meaning. Little, if any, identification of a way in which social and historical, character development, themesand cultural values are embodied in the text.. Organisation / Cohesion The writing is intelligently planned, reflecting evidence of effective brainstorming, planning, revision and time management. The writing is logicallyplanned, reflecting evidence of appropriate brainstorming, planning, revisionandtime management. The planning of the writing needs to be improved with more active use of the brainstorming, planning and drafting process. Time management needs to be improved. The writing is poorlyplanned, reflecting minimal use of brainstorming, planning and drafting processes. Poor time management. Language / Vocabulary / Written Expression All ideas are expressed in a fluent, sophisticated manner using relevant, expressive andgenre-specific language. Most ideas are expressed in a fluent manner, using relevant, expressive and genre-specific language. Some ideas are expressedusing relevant, expressive andgenre-specific language. Vocabularylacks relevant, expressive and genre-specific words. Ideasare expressed in a basic manner and/or numerous errors of expression are evident. Punctuation and Spelling Accurate use of applicable punctuation marks, enabling fluent and efficient reading and the development of a cohesive text. Writer has no spelling errors. Adequate use of applicable punctuation marks, to assist a paced and controlled reading andthe development ofa mostly cohesive text. Writer has 1-3 spelling errors. Some use of applicable punctuation marks, to assist a paced and controlled reading and the development of a partially cohesive text. Writer has 4-6 spelling errors. Limiteduse of applicable punctuation marks, to assist a paced and controlled reading or developevidence of cohesion in text. Writer has more than 6 spelling errors. Total /30 Percentage % Grade

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