Belonging Peter Skrzynecki

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- Immigrant Chronicle
This material was prepared by Eve Mayes, Condell Park High School. Resources on the internet
Key vocabulary to use in responses on Immigrant Chronicle
Synthesis of Skrzynecki poems and belonging prescription statements Some suggestions for poems that suit rubric statements
Example of extended response paragraphs: "Feliks Skrzynecki" and "Postcard" Sample assessment task - Skrzynecki speech and related text portfolio Resources on the internet
The English Teachers' Association has resources developed as part of a Quality Teaching Project [note - a unit of work on Skrzynecki is also available for purchase from ETA . Peter Skrzynecki's website  provides some helpful background information about his life and the poems. The DET Book Rap site  includes a link to an interview with Peter Skrzynecki and links to questions and analyses of the prescribed poems.

Key vocabulary to use in responses on Immigrant Chronicle
Look at the list of words related to belonging and Peter Skrzynecki's poetry. The "Red light" words are important to know to write well on Peter Skrzynecki and belonging. "Amber light" words are reasonably important. "Green light" words are good to know to enhance your response. Look up and learn any words that you are unfamiliar with.

RED LIGHT - You HAVE to know these words and what they mean Words from the Syllabus rubric:

Ambiguous
Acceptance
Assumptions
Barriers
Challenge
Connections
Constructed
Contexts
Enrich
Identity
Perceptions
Perspectives
Potential
Relationships
Representations
Understanding
Vary| Words related to Skrzynecki's poems:

Alienation
Ancestors
Anxiety
Assimilation/ assimilate
Discontent/ discontentment
Dislocation
Heritage
Integration/ integrate
Isolated
Naturalisation
Reminisce
Solitary|
AMBER LIGHT - You SHOULD know these words and what they mean Bureaucracy
Confront
Desperation
Detachment/ detached
Devoted
Domesti
Dismissive
Harmonious
Intimidated| Labourer
Nostalgia
Ominous
Poignant
Prejudice
Resilience
Solidarity
Stoicism/ stoic
Tenderness|
GREEN LIGHT -It's GOOD for you to know these words
Ambivalence
Bleak
Compel
Grapple
Indifference
Inevitable
Lingering| Melancholy
Ominous
Superficial
Turmoil
Unflattering
Unnerved
Vindicate|
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Synthesis of Skrzynecki poems and belonging prescription statements Decide which poems you might discuss in an extended response. The poems that you choose may vary, depending on what the question asks. Extended response questions often draw on the prescriptions rubric statements. Consider which poems you would choose to discuss for each of the prescription statements, using the table below. Some suggestions for poems that suit rubric statements<< Link to suggested poems table below>> Rubric statement| Which 2 or 3 poems would you choose to write about? Write a summary of how each poem explores the rubric statement.| PERCEPTIONS of belonging/ not belonging vary.|  |

Perceptions of belonging are shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social CONTEXTS .|  | A sense of belonging can come from the CONNECTIONS made with people, places, groups, communities and the larger world.|  | Belonging is related to RELATIONSHIPS,|  |

ACCEPTANCE,|  |
IDENTITY,|  |
AND UNDERSTANDING.|  |
The INDIVIDUAL has the potential (ability) to ENRICH or CHALLENGE a group.|  | ATTITUDES to belonging are modified (change) over time.|  | There may be CHOICES NOT to belong.|  |
There may be BARRIERS preventing belonging.|  |
The RESPONDER can feel a sense of belonging to, or exclusion from, the TEXT and the world it represents.|  | Studying belonging can BROADEN/ DEEPEN the RESPONDER'S understanding of themselves/ the world.|  | PERSPECTIVES can be given voice in texts or absent from texts.|  | The concept of belonging is conveyed through the REPRESENTATIONS of people, relationships,...
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