Module C Focus Tom Brennan

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TYPE OF TEXT: Prose Fiction
TITLE: The Story of Tom Brennan
AUTHOR: J C Burke COURSE:
Standard MODULE: Module C: Texts and Society

Module C: Texts and Society
This module requires students to explore and analyse texts used in a specific situation. It assists students’ understanding of the ways that texts communicate information, ideas, bodies of knowledge, attitudes and belief systems in ways particular to specific areas of society.

Electives in this module are designed around a specific social context and the texts that are characteristic of and valued within it. Prescribed texts will be drawn from a variety of professional and social contexts. Students are also required to supplement this study with texts of their own choosing related to the module.

Students explore the role of textual features in the shaping of meaning in specific contexts. They develop the communication skills necessary for a wide variety of personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts. Composition focuses on analysing and experimenting with textual forms characteristic of the specific contexts. These compositions may be realised in a variety of forms and media.

Elective: Into the World
DESCRIPTION
In this elective students explore a variety of texts that deal with aspects of growing up or transition into new phases of life and a broader world. People encounter different experiences and respond to them individually. These personal experiences may result in growth, change or other consequences. Students respond to and compose a range of texts that illustrate different pathways into new experiences. They examine the features of texts that shape our knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about individuals venturing into new experiences. The following annotations are based on the criteria for selection of texts appropriate for study for the Higher School Certificate. MERIT AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE

* The novel was the winner of the 2006 Children’s Book...
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