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Stage 4

Program for Year 7 and 8

The aim of English in Years 7 and 8 as to enable students to use, understand, appreciate, reflect on and enjoy the English language in a variety of texts and to shape meaning in ways that are imaginative, interpretive, critical and powerful.

In Stage 4 students work at developing their writing skills by composing a wide range of texts. Students develop skills in speaking, listening and viewing by preparing and giving short speeches, interviewing and studying film and popular media.

 

YEAR 7

 

YEAR 8

Term 1

Believe it or Not

Flights of Fantasy

(multimedia unit with a focus on reading/writing/viewing)

Term 1

'Heroes' unit -

(multimedia unit with a focus on reading/writing/viewing)

Assessment Task: creative writing

Assessment Task: Viewing

Novel study

(Dragon Keeper, The Tulip Touch, Parvana, Misery Guts)

 

Novel study

(Holes, Lockie Leonard Scumbuster, The Book of Lies, That was then, this is now)

Term 2

Novel (continued)

Term 2

Novel (continued)

 

Assessment Task: Novel  (written response)

Assessment Task: Novel  (written response)

Indigenous Culture unit

'The World Around Us' Poetry unit

Term 3

'Faces of Fear' visual literacy unit

(picture books by Gary Crew and film study: Jumanji or Twister or Jurassic Park)

Term 3

Reality TV study -

Conventions of various reality programs

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 Assessment Task: Oral presentation of own Reality TV program concept

Assessment Task: Viewing

 

Telling the story  - short story study

 

Novel study

(Hitler's Daughter, Binna Binna Man, Space Demons, Blubber)

Assessment Task: Speech

Term 4

Poetry writing unit

(writing free verse, haiku, couplets and creating a portfolio)

Term 4

Novel (continued)

Assessment Task: Yearly exam -

Comprehension and creative writing

 

Film Genre study

(conventions of fantasy, mystery, comedy, horror, sci fi and westerns)

 

Humour  unit - visual literacy focus



 

 

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