New Junior Cycle - Assessment Task Sample Answer 1

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Assessment Task Sample 1 4

(A) 4

1. List the two texts from your collection that you consider to be your best and identify the genre of each. 4

2. Select an extract [e.g. paragraph / passage / verse] from one text in your Collection of Texts. 4

Copy the extract into the answer booklet. 4

Answer either 3 or 4 4

3. Explain how two features of the extract you have chosen are typical of its genre. 4

OR 4

4. Identify a change that you made in the course of writing this text that you think improved it and explain how it improved the text. 4

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2. 4

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Assessment Task Sample 1

(A)

1. List the two texts from your collection that you consider to be your best and identify the genre of each.

2. Select an extract [e.g. paragraph / passage / verse] from one text in your Collection of Texts.

Copy the extract into the answer booklet.

Answer either 3 or 4

3. Explain how two features of the extract you have chosen are typical of its genre.

OR

4. Identify a change that you made in the course of writing this text that you think improved it and explain how it improved the text.

1. The two texts from my collection that I consider to be my best are:

  1. Sewing the Sea (a poem)
  2. Flashes (a short series of flash fiction pieces)

2. Extract from ‘Sewing the Sea’:

Fishing for water,

sewing the sea,

you sit at ease

on your swept

and beaten quay,

passing no heed

to ticking time nor tide,

nor in the distance, me.

3. The first feature of my chosen extract that’s quite typical of the poetry genre is it...

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