In November I worked closely with Mr. Orrock on 26B English poster presentations, incorporating research techniques such as planning your research, where to source information, how to use the information correctly and how to cite the information used.
The poster involved the following parts:
Written Section (25m)
Word Count: 300
Mixture of block-text, mind-maps etc.
Artistic Section (25m)
Responsibly sourced images
Students started with a powerpoint (American Dream) about mindmapping and planning.
Then the students split in to groups, and worked out their individual roles. We used a padlet for this purpose and uploaded the link to our VLE Moodle.
The students were encouraged to try storyboarding, in order to plan out what their final poster would look like.
The students researched, typed up information, printed off photos and designed their own artwork in groups.
The final posters were produced and presented to the entire class. Well done to our fantastic second years – such hard work and planning went into it all.
Sadhbh Devlin is an award-winning blogger, a television researcher for Irish language television channel TG4 and a craft contributor for various magazines. She also reviews Irish language children’s books for Inis magazine.
You can find her making crafts and playing with her young twins on her award-winning blog where wishes come from, or writing about her adventures in children’s literature on her website. Bí ag Spraoi Liom! is her first Irish-language picture book for children.
Dave Rudden has worked in the Dublin theatre, spoken word and storytelling scene since 2010. His short fiction and poetry have been published in journals such as Bare Hands, the Quotable, and Minus 9.
He has won the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and was short-listed for both the Hennessey New Writing Award and the Bath Short Story Prize. Graduating from the Creative Writing Masters in UCD, he was signed in November 2013 by Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Children’s Agency. Knights of the borrowed dark was Dave’s first novel.
Sarah Maria Griffin
Sarah Maria Griffin writes essays, poems, and other things. Her first collection of poetry, Follies, was published by Lapwing in 2011. She has published a book on moving to San Francisco called Not Lost, and her debut novel Spare and found Parts is out in 2018. She is usually covered in cat hair. She likes video games from the 1990’s and strong female protagonists.
Slightly in advance of the new academic year we have a number of new books in the Learning Centre, covering a myrid of genres including Irish & American fiction, some young adult series, poetry, nature, science and some true crime.
For a full listing of what has come in please take a look at our Padlet, which lists each book by category and gives the location of the book in the Learning Centre.
An article in this week’s Guardian online looks at the longevity of author Stephen King and the hollywood adaptions of his work, recently we’ve seen remakes of both Carrie and It, and this year we have 4 adaptions of his coming out – starting with The Dark Tower in August.
King is a firm favourite here in the Learning Centre, with an old battered copy of Misery being the most borrowed (it will probably need to be replaced with a newer copy soon). We also have a well-thumbed copy of On Writing, which is read by both King fans and those interested in writing their own pieces.