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That's it for this lesson!

Stop and look at any section of what you're reading.

  • Are the characters or narrator evaluating anything? What is it? How are they expressing it?
  • What is the relationship between values and judgment?
  • If you cut the valuation out, what would you be left with?

Try collecting people's opinions and judgments.

How long does it take you to get to 100?

As you collect them, see if you can figure out what beliefs or values underpin those judgments.

Where did the snippets come from?

Peter Pan cover

Peter Pan, by J.M.Barrie

The story of a boy who can fly and refuses to grow up, and a family of children he leads to magical island of Neverland. More lyrical and melancholy than you might think.


Cover of Louis Sachar's holes

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats is sent to a detention center where he's forced to dig holes for a warden who believes there's buried treasure. Multi-award winning classic.


Cover of Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, edited by Anita Heiss

A collection of personal stories from Aboriginal Australians of all ages and backgrounds, about the shared struggles and joys of being First Nations in a colonial state, and the diversity of individual experience. 


Cover of Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Growing up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

A collection of honest, personal, and detailed accounts of what it is like to grow up with disability or chronic illness. A great shared account of experiences that affect many people, but are rarely represented in media.


Cover of My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell

When British naturalist Gerald Durrell was a child, his family moved to the Greek island of Corfu. This is his memoir of the time, about a family out of their element and surrounded by wild animals.


Graveyard Book cover

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Modelled on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, this is the story of an orphan called Nobody Owens who is adopted by the undead inhabitants of a local graveyard and protected from the men who would kill him.

Where did the lesson cover image come from?

A man looks out a window at a grey dystopia with posters of Big Brother staring back

This is an ilustration for an edition of George Orwell's classic novel,1984, illustrated by Jonathon Burton.

That's it for this lesson. See you next time! 👋