Well that’s it guys!  We’re done for the year!

I’ve really enjoyed teaching you English this year.  I’ve loved getting to know you more and seeing you learn and achieve.

Those of you who tried your hardest, be very proud!  Those of you that were a bit slack, let’s try better next year 🙂  I want to see you all reach your potential!

God bless and have a safe holiday!

Miss O


The Truman Show Assignment

Don’t forget that your assignment is due in Tuesday Dec 11th.

If you need more information, check out all the things I’ve put on the blog about ‘The Truman Show’ here.  Or, make sure you ask me for help BEFORE the due date!

Good luck!

Truman’s Name

Remember why Truman is called Truman.

It’s a representation of his nature.  He is the only ‘true man’ in the movie.  Everyone else is lying to him, they are constantly putting on an act.  He’s the only one who is actually being real, not putting on a performance.



Truman Show Quotes

posterHere are some sites where you can find quotes from ‘The Truman Show’.  Or you can look up your own.

Remember, the point of using a quote is to back up your point.  Don’t use quotes for the sake of it.  They are designed to give you evidence for your argument.

You need to use AT LEAST 3 quotes.

The Truman Show Review

Here is your assignment for ‘The Truman Show’.  You can download your own copy here:

Movie Review Assignment

It’s due on Tuesday Dec 11th and you will have the rest of this week in class to work on it.

Remember it needs to be between 750 – 1250 words.

You must include at least 3 quotes.  Make sure you use examples from the film.  Don’t say things like ‘he started to discover that things weren’t quite right’ without evidence.  Like what?  Talk about how he noticed those people circling his block, or the light falling from the sky etc.



Write a movie review of ‘The Truman Show’

Include the following elements in your movie review:

  1. In the opening paragraph state the title, and BRIEFLY summarise the plot of the movie. Describe how you truly feel about the film. What is your honest reaction to the film? Did you like/dislike it? Was it confusing? Exciting? Suspenseful? Boring?
  1. In the next three paragraphs analyse the literary, dramatic, and cinematic aspects of the film. Please use examples from the movie to support your analysis.

Literary – The literary aspects relate to the story, dialogue and characters. Was there a good story? Believable characters? Good dialogue? Did the main character change throughout the film? Did you notice a character arc? What was the main conflict and how was it resolved? Did the story interest you? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.

Dramatic – The dramatic aspects relate to the acting, sets, locations and costumes. Were the actors good? Was the setting or location interesting? Did the actors wear costumes? Was there a famous movie star in the film? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.

Cinematic – The cinematic aspects relate to the camera angles, composition, lighting, music and sound effects. Did you notice the cinematography? Were there interesting camera angles, or cool video and sound effects? Did the music match the film? Pick ONE or TWO of these aspects to analyse, and use specific examples from the movie to support your analysis.

  1. In the conclusion, rate the film (out of 5 stars) and state whether or not you would recommend the film to a friend.

How & Why We Read

This is very good!

The Truman Show Themes

Here is the stuff we did on the board the other day to do with the themes in The Truman Show







Double vowels

I know this is a bit ‘kiddy’ but I thought it was cute & useful.

Free Speech

Here is the video we watched of Rowan Atkinson’s speech, advocating for more free speech without the worry of being arrested and persecuted.

When writing your persuasive piece I’d like your opening sentence to be:

I [believe/do not believe] people should be able to be arrested and prosecuted for saying something insulting.