Comparing texts: Form and function - Isabella Bird and Aron Ralston

In this lesson, we will be revisiting Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place and drawing comparisons with Isabella Bird's Hawaiian Archipelago. We will consolidate our comparison skills by using our framework for selecting evidence and structuring a written response. You will then be able to check your progress against a model response.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.'The Victorian period saw a rise in travel writing in response to an increasing interest in scientific, geographical and ________________research.' Complete the missing word.

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Q2.A female perspective on issues is described as what?

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Q3.'A criticism of the travel writings was that the observations presented the communities in an _____________ way. '

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Q4.What is a 'pioneer'?

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Q5.In the male / female dichotomy, which gender is associated with being active?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.'The Victorian period saw a rise in travel writing in response to an increasing interest in scientific, geographical and ________________research.' Complete the missing word.

1/5

Q2.A female perspective on issues is described as what?

2/5

Q3.'A criticism of the travel writings was that the observations presented the communities in an _____________ way. '

3/5

Q4.What is a 'pioneer'?

4/5

Q5.In the male / female dichotomy, which gender is associated with being active?

5/5

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 14 of 20

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Q1.What is an 'archipelago'?

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Q2.What does it mean to 'synthesise' ideas?

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Q3.Which word is not a synonym of 'admirable'?

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Q4.Coventry Patmore's Victorian poem detailed the traditional domain of women as being in the home. What was it called?

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Q5.When you go against a stereotype or convention you are said to ' _____________ expectations'?

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 14 of 20

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is an 'archipelago'?

1/5

Q2.What does it mean to 'synthesise' ideas?

2/5

Q3.Which word is not a synonym of 'admirable'?

3/5

Q4.Coventry Patmore's Victorian poem detailed the traditional domain of women as being in the home. What was it called?

4/5

Q5.When you go against a stereotype or convention you are said to ' _____________ expectations'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Comparing texts: Form and function - Isabella Bird and Aron Ralston

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