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I choose the novel Step by Wicked Step, written by Anne Fine. I am going to compare and contrast Claudia and Pixie. There are similarities and differences between them which can be observed clearly throughout the story.
First of all, Claudia and Pixie share similar fate where their parents are divorced and their fathers live with another women. Claudia's father lives with his girl friend named Stella. Sometimes Claudia spends her time with her dad and Stella even though she hates Stella. She refuses to enjoy her stay with her dad out of loyalty to her mother and she also ignores Stella. In Pixie's case, her father marries Lucy who has two daughters, Sophie and Hetty. Pixie hates her step sisters. Her father promises that she would have her own room whenever she stays with them but later her step sister, Hetty moves into her room after having a fight with Sophie. This really makes her mad and she tries many ways to get rid of Hetty. Life is miserable for both Pixie and Claudia.
However, the biggest difference which can be observed between Pixie and Claudia is that they have different approaches in dealing with their problems. Claudia is fair and sensible. Even though she hates Stella, she does not blame the lady for her parents' break-up. She is more gentle in her actions. For example, at the dinner party, she thinks that the guests are rude for not appreciating Stella's hard work. She realizes that ignoring Stella would not help solving matters between her parents. Feeling sorry for Stella, she decides to help her get accepted by showing off the green pyjamas which Stella has given to her.
On the contrary, Pixie is more aggressive in her actions. In order to get Hetty out of her room, she creates stories that her room is haunted and when that fails, she tries to irritate Hetty by asking her to help with her maths. Finally, she tries the silent treatment on Hetty and that makes the girl tell Lucy everything. When Lucy confronted her, Pixie refuses to submit but instead she stands up for herself and expresses her feelings. She hates to pretend that her family is normal and she could not accept strangers as family.
Tips for SPM English 1119 Saturday. As for the novel. In a nutshell. I . My sincere advice is to prepare for all four. Therefore. students are lucky to have only 4 poems to study now compared to the last time when we used to have 5 short stories and 6 poems. but if I were asked which might come out. I learn many lessons while reading the story about them and the other children in this novel.However. However. Claudia and Pixie have both similarities and differences between them. 2011 Spot Questions (English 1119) SPM 2011 Spotting questions for SPM requires 50% calculation and 50% instinct. 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. November 12. I have to depend solely on my instinct (I am not a fortune teller so I might be wrong anytime). then I would say 'Are You Still Playing Your Flute' might be the one (remember that it is only 50% and it is a very risky game we are playing here). Step by Wicked Step. Pusat Tuisyen Minda Elit. after they both pour out their frustration. things become better for them. Spot Questions SPM. The texts for literature component are all new. living no room for me to make any calculation. knowing by heart that teachers who prepared the exam papers would always try their best to make things not too easy and not too difficult for students all over Malaysia including those in the rural areas.
Tips for SPM English 1119. Do not worry too much about Directed Writing. Writing Thursday. The most useful tips is to memorize an interesting story.". 2011 Sample Answer (Step by Wicked Step) Based on one of the novel that you have studied. Good Luck. Pusat Tuisyen Minda Elit. NEVER write an essay on discussion (not even if it sounds very easy) especially if your language ability is limited. Directed Writing SPM. 2 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: Are You Still Playing Your Flute?. and later when you see the question "Write a story beginning/ending with.personally believe that the question should be on character (again.. October 27. Some people said that formal letter might come out this year. write about a memorable . English Literature. but if you insist on spotting then I would say that it might be a speech. Whatever the format will be. it would be wise to know by heart all the formats of Directed Writing as learned in form 4 & 5. Step by Wicked Step. Continuous Writing will confirm your A. Spot Questions SPM. just adjust and adapt to it. Continuous Writing SPM. but I think it is not very practical since it is a bit complicated to award marks for the format of formal letter. Just make sure you use all the 12 points given. Anyway. you will find it stated clearly in the question (look at the bottom part of the question).. this is only 50%).
When Hetty moves into Pixie's bedroom after quarreling with Sophie. They understand each other better. 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! . Lucy is angry when Pixie when Pixie tries to get rid of Hetty from her bedroom. I think that the conversation between Lucy and Pixie is important because Lucy also gets a chance to express her feelings towards Pixie. It is hard for her to accept strangers as family. I think the heart to heart conversation is memorable because it improves the relationship between Pixie and Lucy. I choose the novel Step by Wicked Step written by Anne Fine. She dislikes her stepsisters. Last but not least. After that day. Apart from that. Lucy hates being a step mother. In a nutshell. their relationship becomes better and they are more like a normal family. they are crying and hugging each other. Pixie is very angry. The memorable event from the novel is the honest conversation between Pixie and her stepmother Lucy. First of all. I think that the honest conversation between Lucy and Pixie is memorable because it improves the relationship between Pixie and her step family. I think that the conversation is important because Pixie has a chance to tell the truth about her feelings. It is very hard for her to take care of someone else's child. at the end of the conversation. I think that the conversation is important because it affects Pixie's life.event and how the event affects one of the characters in the story. She tries many ways to get rid of Hetty. Pixie tells Lucy that she hates to pretend that their family is normal. Support your answer with close reference to the text. I learn many things from this novel.
Step by Wicked Step. . their relationship improves a lot. Lilith Harwick does not tell her children that their father is dying. This causes the children a lot of stress and worry. For example. August 8. When Colin's mother decides to leave Colin's dad and move up north. I choose the novel Step by Wicked Step written by Anne Fine.Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. We see how distressed Richard is when guessing the truth about his father's condition. There are many examples which show the importance of honesty throughout this novel. parents are not being honest to their children. their relationship will get better. For example. give reasons to support your answer. when parents are honest about their feelings and open up to their children. Tips for SPM English 1119 Monday. This is bad because it may cause the children to take the wrong action. First of all. Colin does not like his new life and misses his dad a lot. the parents' lack of honesty makes the children keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. This can be seen in the case of Lucy and Pixie. After they burst out and tell each other their true feelings. but plans to run away to find him one day. Colin stops talking about his dad to his mother. The most important moral value that I have learnt from this novel is honesty. but his mother does not seem to be aware of how he felt. we can see that in this novel. she does not explain the reason to Colin. Apart from that. 2011 Sample Answer (Step by Wicked Step) Sample Question: What is the most important moral value that you have learnt from the novel you have studied? With close reference to the text. They do not tell their children what is happening between them. Pixie respects Lucy and Lucy gives Pixie time and space to adapt to her new family. However.
I hope everyone can practice honesty in their lives. Catch Us If You Can and Step By Wicked Step). July 26. For example. the question will always be in positive tone.In a nutshell. Tips for SPM English 1119 Tuesday. and give reasons to support your answer by giving close reference to the text." your answer must be properly written in an essay form. you should always see a question that looks like this "Choose a character who you look up to from a novel that you have learned in Form 5. 2011 Tips to Study English Literature for SPM (part 2) NOVEL Important things that we need to understand are: the question on novel must be adaptable to all three novels (The Curse." but nothing like this "Choose a character that you hate from a novel that you have learned in Form 5. 1st paragraph for introduction. Step by Wicked Step. and give reasons to support your answer by giving close reference to the text. I suggest that you write five paragraphs. 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. 2nd-4th paragraphs for . honesty is the most important moral value that can be learnt from this novel because it helps to heal and rebuild relationships in the family. the question on character will always ask you to discuss the good aspects being portrayed by a particular character (usually the main character). Therefore.
After all. there were three different novels which have to be studied by students based on the regions divided by the government. However. 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: Catch Us If You Can. The Curse. English Literature.. on the following year onwards we learned our lesson and started to play smart (of course after seeing what . everybody (teachers and students) was so obedient.content and last paragraph for conclusion. They were The Pearl. Just try your level best. The Return and The Jungle of Hope. July 14. and we studied The Jungle of Hope which was the most difficult and complicated among the three. the examiners are Malaysian too so I believe they would be able to understand your English (or at least they would try hard to understand you. It was very thick and hard to read because it was translated from BM) and chose to answer Section D in SPM English 1119 based on that particular novel. it is important that you organize your content well by stating your points clearly and provide convincing elaboration which is supported by as many evidence as possible from the text for every main point. They studied what had been decided for them (I was in Johor then. and leave it to the examiner to judge. 2011 Tips to Study English Literature for SPM (part 1) NOVEL I would like to share some past experience in dealing with novels for Form 5. not to worry to much about your language. Step by Wicked Step. To make sure that you answer falls into higher band (7-8 or 9-10). On the first year.. When literature was first introduced to Form 5 students in Malaysian schools. Tips for SPM English 1119 Thursday.teachers are the most kindhearted people in this world).
Masai Johor is a very good example). teachers all over Malaysia started to teach The Pearl to their students who didn't seem to mind buying the text on their own (which means putting aside the other text provided by the SPBT). At the end of the day. being me. English Literature.) 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: Catch Us If You Can.. 2011 Sample Answer (Step by Wicked Step) Sample Question: . I am far more interested in helping students to perform in their SPM.the question looked like). I believe that others around Malaysia also learned their lesson too. Since then. What I am trying to say is that the situation is going to be the same this time around even with the new texts. Since the question allows us to choose one of the three novels (Step by Wicked Step. it is your A that would make a difference (if you aim to get 5As. I have great respect for those who are very concerned about using creative approaches in teaching literature (musical theater as done by Ms. why don't we figure out first which one is the easiest to be taught and studied in class before we start preparing for SPM. Understanding the story doesn't mean that one would be able to write proper answer in exam. However. Step by Wicked Step. The Curse or Catch Us If You Can). a teacher from SMK Permas Jaya 3. The Curse. Hafeezah Sulong or her Cast Name Adreena Aleeyza Adli. You must know the correct technique before you could write an aswer that will confirm with the highest band possible. May 15. by confirming an A for English you would only have to work for another four.. Tips for SPM English 1119 Sunday. It was so obvious that The Pearl was the easiest to study since the plot is simpler and the language used is easier to be understood.
First of all. she is loyal to her mother. Apart from that.Choose a character that you admire from a novel that you have learned in Form 5. I really admire Claudia because she is a fair and sensible person. Listening to Richard's sad story. give reasons to support your answer. At the dinner party. the character that I admire from Step by Wicked Step is Claudia because she is gentle. I think we could learn a lot from her character. loyal. She realizes that ignoring Stella would not help solving matters between her parents. She does not blame Stella for her parents' break-up. She tries not to sound too happy when speaking to her father because she does not want to hurt her mother's feeling. Step by Wicked Step. Besides. I admire Claudia because she is a gentle person. In a nutshell. The character that I admire is Claudia. she decides to help her get accepted by showing off the green pyjamas which Stella gave her. With close reference to the text. she thinks that the guests are rude for not appreciating Stella's hard work. 5 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. written by Anne Fine. Feeling sorry for Stella who is being ignored by the guests. Tips for SPM English 1119 . makes her weep. She rejects Stella and refuses to enjoy her time with her father out of loyalty to her mother. I choose the novel Step by Wicked Step. There are many reasons why I admire her very much. She knows that her parents break-up is serious even though her mother sounded cheerful. fair and sensible.
Step by Wicked Step. At the dinner party. Tips for SPM English 1119 Wednesday. 3 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature.Friday. She does not blame Stella for her parents' break-up. She is loyal to her mother. Feeling sorry for Stella who is being ignored by the guests. April 29. She realizes that ignoring Stella would not help solving matters between her parents.search.com Claudia is a fair and sensible person.yahoo. 2011 Analysing the Characters in Step by Wicked Step Claudia Claudia is a gentle person. 2011 Analysing the Characters in Step by Wicked Step . makes her weep. Listening to Richard's sad story. She rejects Stella and refuses to enjoy her time with her father out of loyalty to her mother. She tries not to sound too happy when speaking to her father because she does not want to hurt her mother's feeling. April 27. she decides to help her get accepted by showing off the green pyjamas which Stella gave her. http://images. She knows that her parents break-up is serious even though her mother sounded cheerful. she thinks that the guests are rude for not appreciating Stella's hard work.
He also thinks that his sister is disloyal for getting along with their stepfather. 1 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. his immature mother also leaves this stepdad after a while. .Richard Harwick Richard is a loyal person. Disappearing without a word. 2011 Stories (Vignettes) within Step by Wicked Step Colin's Story: The Bluebird of Happiness Colin and his mother left his father when he was a few weeks old. Richard has caused his mother and sister much grief. http://images. Richard becomes an irresponsible and thoughtless person. However. he runs off to the sea and explores the world. Step by Wicked Step. Now he misses him so badly that it hurts. He refuses to listen to his sister's advice to make peace with their stepfather.search. Feeling that no one cares about his feelings.com Indulging too much in his own grief. His mother takes up with a person whom he thinks of as his father. January 20. He does not even realize the damage that he has done to these two people who really love him until it is too late. He hates his stepfather and calls him a black bat. Tips for SPM English 1119 Thursday. He is too loyal to his father that he becomes so angry with his mother for betraying his father's memory by marrying Coldstone.yahoo.
Robbo realises that Roy does not move on because Dumpa's the problem. Finally. Pixie's Story: The Pains in My Life Pixie has to deal with two really irritating stepsisters and a father who pretends he doesn't notice how difficult things are for her. Stella.Ralph's Story: A Tale of Three Stepmothers Ralph's life. 1 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook . she is being ignored. Claudia feels disloyal to her mum whenever she has a good time with her father and his new girlfriend. Only then they realise that it is all because of Pixie's father who is selfish. Roy. This has caused mum and Robbo's stepfather to be upset. Even though Stella tries her best to be accepted by Claudia and her daddy's friends. When the relationship between Robbo's mother and Roy is on the rock. Dad finds a girlfriend. One day her stepmother (Lucy) and Pixie have a fight. Robbo's Story: Dumpa's the Problem Robbo and his sister. always pretending he didn't notice things. Dumpa has caused numerous problems between them and their step father. Claudia's Story: Green Pyjamas After Claudia's parents' divorce. though merry. Claudia realises her rudeness and she comes out of her closet by wearing the green pyjamas given by Stella. Finally. Robbo realises that his mother is always stuck in between when Callie and Roy quarrel. is as complicated as a maze as he has three stepmothers and many step-family members. They pour out their frustrations. and leaving them for Lucy to sort out the mess. Callie always think that the birth of their stepbrother.
Richard knows that his stepfather. he realises his decision to leave has changed the lives of his family members. Yet they soon find they have one thing in common. fiery Pixie and dreamy Colin seem as different to each other as it is possible to be. sensible Claudia. After Richard Clayton Harwick's father passes away. who have spent a fortune seeking his return. Sports-mad Robbo. he was sent to Mordanger School for four long years. By then. mother and sister have passed on. He did not return to see his mother or sister until he read a square print from Riddle & Flook which requested him to claim his ownership to Old Harwick Hall. Being robbed of all his precious tokens from home. we have six stories in the book. Colin. stories that are full of warmth and humour. yet with a fair share of sadness. Ralph. that of Richard Clayton Harwick. unwelcome. 'there's no meaner place on earth' than this boarding school. Pixie and Robbo. who are in turn eccentric. quick-witted Ralph.Labels: English Literature. he could not get along with his wicked and loveless stepfather. So. and almost always misunderstood. 'Read and Weep' says the spidery writing on the cover of the book. like a nesting puzzle. In a hidden tower room they discover an old diary. Claudia. Colin. and stepsiblings. In Step by Wicked Step. There may be a lack of a principal plot here but it is of no consequence as the novel's main purpose is to serve as a forum for six various stories of Richard Clayton Harwick. who left behind a journal account of his wicked stepfather. He wishes to burn Mordanger to 'ashes' as to him. Tips for SPM English 1119 Synopsis of Step by Wicked Step This novel is really five stories within a story that are induced by a story. Pixie and Robbo to tell their own tales of stepfathers. Richard makes the decision to leave and become a cabin boy on a great ship. and that they are all the products of broken homes and they once have a turbulent relationship with a . His decision has caused anguish in his mother and sister. At first it seems the children could have nothing in common. Harwick's story prompts Claudia. stepmothers. Step by Wicked Step. When he returns to Old Harwick Hall. Only then. five boys and girls find themselves in an old house on a stormy night. Each vignette (descriptive passage within a larger work) is a wonderful study of human nature. As the lightning flashes. the children begin to relate their own tales of step parents. Ralph. Reverend Coldstone. beloved.
the form 5 students will have to learn a new novel. 2010 Step by Wicked Step (The Text Book) Ladies and gentlemen. 2010 Step by Wicked Step (by Anne Fine) Starting from 2011. written by Anne Fine.introducing the new novel text book for form 5 students Step by Wicked Step.. December 14. 1 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. Tips for SPM English 1119 Wednesday. 0 comments Links to this post Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: English Literature. boys and girls. Tips for SPM English 1119 Tuesday. Step by Wicked Step. December 15. Step by Wicked Step.. The .'step-' or 'steps-'.
the novel that they have to learn is Step by Wicked Step written by Anne Fine. Yesterday. . I am going to finish reading the book first. Then only I could offer a further discussion on each aspect of the story. since it has nothing to do with the content of the story.Pearl will be a history. For the students in Selangor. and think of the best approach to help students to understand the novel. I bought the Step by Wicked Step text book which has a different look from the one that I posted here. It is quite funny the way they use the illustration of people's feet stepping on stairs on the book cover.
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