Year Four English

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Term Content Assessments
1

Reading and Viewing:

Sophisticated picture book: Shaun Tan’s Rules of Summer

⦿ Mood/feelings/picture/colours

⦿ Inferencing

Guided Reading:

Reading A-Z levelled readers

Writing:

Unit One: Poetry ‘six way of looking at the moon’

Unit Two: Fiction character sketches ‘Tim’

Speaking and Listening:

Interpreting ideas and information

Listening to key points to carry out instruction

Reading and Viewing:

Test: Book review

Guided Reading:

Comprehension skills

Writing:

Test: creating texts

Speaking and Listening:

Test: oral (native animals)

2

Reading and Viewing:

Mini Novel: Roald Dahl The BFG

⦿ Friendships

⦿ Dreams

⦿ Believing

Guided Reading:

Reading A-Z levelled readers

Writing:

Unit One: Fiction real settings ‘The Video Shop’

Unit Two: Non-Fiction ‘How Giant Spiders Trap their Prey’ (explanation)

Speaking and Listening:

Build interaction skills

Topic vocabulary

Pitch/tone/pace/volume

Reading and Viewing:

Test: book review

Guided Reading:

Comprehension skills

Writing:

Test: creating texts

Speaking and Listening:

Test: oral (safety in the home)

3

Reading and Viewing:

Documentary (national geographic): Sustainability Management

⦿ Identify what is sustainability

⦿ Develop action plans relevant to Year 4

Guided Reading:

Reading A-Z levelled readers

Writing:

Unit One: Non-Fiction ‘Make PlayStation available in classrooms’ (persuasive)

Unit Two: Poetry (list poems) ‘Dreams’

Speaking and Listening:

Consider purpose of audience

Investigate direct and indirect speech

Reading and Viewing:

Test: summarising

Guided Reading:

Comprehension skills

Writing:

Test: creating texts

Speaking and listening:

Test: oral (sustainability)

4

Reading and Viewing:

Sophisticated picture book: ‘The Invisible Boy’

⦿ Kindness

⦿ How to treat others

Guided Reading:

Reading A-Z levelled readers

Writing:

Unit One: Fiction Fantasy Stories ‘Reilly’

Unit Two: Non-Fiction ‘Should Children do homework’ (discussion)

Speaking and Listening:

Direct and indirect speech in different settings

Understand social interactions

Reading and Viewing:

Test: book review

Guided Reading:

Comprehension skills

Writing:

Test: creating texts

Speaking and Listening:

Test: oral (treating others well)

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 4 Syllabus for English can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/