The setting was ever changing. The countryside drifted from night to day. Dawn, the time between as the livestock awoke once again. A patchwork of fields over flat ground or rolling hills, with strips of woodland here and there. The sounds of birds whistling in the trees, proudly reciting their morning tunes and rousing the animal kingdom. I felt each blade of ice-bound grass separating and crunching under my exposed feet. Raw sunlight had already begun to melt away the frost that covered nearly every surface. It was serene. Flooding, morning fog had proceeded to retreat as dew drops began to trickle down the stems of grass varying from a iridescent green shade to a saffron tint. I felt the bite of the fresh morning breeze because my cheeks, nose and ears to numb a crimson red. Rays of rouge and gold rained down on the defrosting plains attempting to set them aflame. The grass is shaggy and waving, like rippling waves in a moss coloured ocean. Lush, mature trees moved with each gust of wind, bringing the sound of whipping leaves to my ears and foliage fell in turns with each breath. Tall, sturdy mahogany structures lined up against each other marked territories had peeling bark. Amongst steep hillsides and banks forest glades are overlaid with early buds of vivid periwinkle. Adorned branches of youthful vegetation twisted every which way covered the soil, tips curled like blades of emerald reaching out in all directions. Clouds took on an otherworldly hue, the rising sun
YEAR 10 ENGLISH
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – Sequence of Events
As far as possible, I have tried to place the events of the film in sequence, allocating them to specific days to assist you with the creative writing task. R. Goode
Gilbert and Arnie wait for The Airstream Trailer Club’s drive through Endora.
Becky’s camper breaks down.
Gilbert, Arnie and Ellen drive to town in Gilbert’s truck
Gilbert works at Lamson’s Grocery Store and then is called upon to do a delivery for Betty Carver…
Now read the Prologue
Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were
happening in the dead of night. Children would put a
tooth under their pillow at bedtime, excitedly waiting
for the tooth fairy to leave a coin. In the morning
they would wake up to find something unspeakable
under there. A dead slug. A live spider. Hundreds and
hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath
their pillow. Or worse. Much worse… Someone or
something had come into their bedrooms in the hours…
THE TAPESTRY OF
Watch the movie clip and have a discussion about
friends and friendship.
1. What do you think makes a good friend?
A good friend is one who is loyal, considerate
and honest …
2. What can a friend give?
A friend can give help, pleasure, company …
[pouring something from a jar into a
This is the blood of our…
For thousands of years, religions the world over have extolled the benefits of meditation and quiet contemplation. In Islam and Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism, and in religious practice from the Americas to Africa to Asia, the value of sitting quietly, using various techniques to cultivate stillness or focused attention of the mind, has been well recognized.
The goals of religious meditation extend far beyond its potential physical health benefits and also extend beyond the…