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References and further reading Atwood, M 2002, Negotiating with the dead, Cambridge University Press, UK. Callow, J 2008, 'New literacies, New York & Web 2.0: a little knowledge is a helpful thing!', Scan 27(4), accessed 19 December 2011, <www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw. gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/callownewliteracies.pdf>. English Years 7-10 syllabus 2003, accessed 19 December 2011, <www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_sc/pdf_doc/en glish_710_syllabus.pdf>. 'e-resources: a taster of possibilities and issues' 2010, Scan 29(4), accessed 19 December 2011, <www.curriculumsup- port.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/ e-restaster.pdf>. Greene, P 2011, 'Persuasion in digital contexts', Scan 30(1), accessed 19 December 2011, <www.curriculumsupport. education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/persua- sion.pdf>. Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage, accessed 19 December 2011, <www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ English/Literacy>. Macquarie Dictionary online 2005, accessed 19 December 2011, <www.macquarieonline.com.au/dictionary.html>. Manguel, A 1996, A history of reading, Flamingo, UK. Rosslyn, W 2003, Women and gender in 18th-century Russia, Ashgate, Hampshire UK. RSA, 2010, 'Texts and tweets: myths and realities. David Crystal', TheRSAorg's channel, online video, accessed 16 December 2011, <http://www.youtube.com/user/ theRSAorg#p/search/0/Boj8VYzDAy8>. Sly, C 2010, 'Going graphic: reading in the gutters', Scan 29(4). Transliteracy: crossing divides 2007, accessed 19 December 2011, <http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/ index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2060>. Unsworth, L 2007, 'using e-literature and online literary resources in the primary and secondary school. Part 2: practical approaches', Scan 26(2), accessed 19 December 2011, <www.curriculumsupport.education. nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/unsworth2.pdf>. Wolf, M 2008, Proust and the squid: the story and science of the reading brain, Icon Books, UK. 24 2 Writing tasks -- student activity Record these details for each of your 6 chosen readings: Title Format of this text Name of composer or composers About the composer(s) How has the composer(s) expressed their ideas? Has this been done well? Why? *Write a brief review of the text. In your review, include: a brief description of the text your overall evaluation a concluding comment, recommending it (or not) to other students. *Consider other formats you could use to present your review. Explain which you think was the best text you discovered, and why this particular one stood out for you. Share your reviews via the class wiki or blog. 3 Speaking task -- student activity Select an excerpt from one of the texts you have chosen. Present this to the class. In your presentation include: an explanation of how it relates to the genre you chose an argument for why you think the composer has communicated the ideas well in this particular format.