Year 7 English

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Introduction to Course

⦿ Core Texts:

– Excel SmartStudy Year 7 text book.

– Literacy Planet – Spelling, grammar, and reading and comprehension.

The History of English

⦿ Unit outline and class expectations

⦿ History of English note taking and storyboard.

⦿ Greek and Latin roots of words.

⦿ Change in the Lord’s Prayer over time.

 
2-3

PAT Testing

Life Writing

⦿ Memoir

⦿ Unit 5: Journal

⦿ Brainstorm: How does an author engage an audience?

⦿ Point of view

⦿ Narrative and language conventions

Complete diagnostic testing.
4-6

Biographical Writing

⦿ Culture and identity

⦿ Unit 6: Biographical Article

⦿ Australian biographical stories: comprehension skills focus

⦿ Literal and figurative language

TASK 1 – Week 5

Create: Autobiographical writing based on a range of prompts (25%).

7-9

Persuasive Writing

⦿ Unit 10: Opinion Piece

⦿ Informal and formal writing.

⦿ Introduction to essay writing.

⦿ Five paragraph essay structure

⦿ Rhetorical devices

⦿ Text connectives

⦿ Editing process

TASK 2 – Week 9

Respond: Persuasive text based on writing prompt (25%).

10

NAPLAN Preparation

⦿ Language and grammar activities – review Term 1

⦿ Parts of Speech

⦿ Grammar

⦿ Punctuation

⦿ Comprehension skills focus – active reading

 

Term 2

1-3

NAPLAN Preparation

⦿ Language and grammar activities

⦿ Parts of speech and punctuation revision

⦿ Comprehension activities

⦿ Creative writing: review narrative conventions and structure.

⦿ Expository writing: review expository conventions and structure.

⦿ Practice spelling and grammar test as revision tool.

⦿ Complete NAPLAN practice tests.

 
4-6

Expository Texts

⦿ Non-fiction text features

⦿ Unit 1: Informative Book Extract

⦿ Unit 3: Procedure

⦿ Unit 2: Informative Article

⦿ Unit 4: Online Article

⦿ AFOREST

⦿ Engaging the reader: emotive and descriptive writing.

⦿ Text structure: paragraph writing

TASK 3 – Week 6

Respond: Informative Article (25%).

7-10

From real to imagined worlds

 

⦿ Unit 8: Descriptive Narrative

⦿ Novel study – Narnia

⦿ Comprehension skills focus: complete chapter question booklet.

⦿ Historical, social and personal context

⦿ Research activity on C.S. Lewis’ context

⦿ Worldview and interpretation

⦿ Narrative conventions introduction activity

TASK 4 – Week 8

Create: Compose a story that embeds a mythical world or hero into the real world (25%).

TASK 5 – Week 10

Analytical essay on Narnia (25%).

Term 3

1-4

Novel study

⦿ Read Wonder and complete chapter comprehension questions.

⦿ Front cover and blurb comprehension

⦿ Narrative conventions/ techniques

⦿ Theme

 
3-4

Book Review

⦿ Introduction to book reviews

⦿ Text features

⦿ Paragraph structure

TASK 6 – Week 4

Respond:

Book review (25%).

5-6

Film Study

⦿ Feature film: The Lion King

⦿ Film techniques

⦿ Narrative structure

⦿ Characters and themes

 
7

Film Review

⦿ Unit 11: Film Review

⦿ Text structure/ features

⦿ Evaluative writing

⦿ Rhetorical devices in a film review

 
8-10

Oral Presentations

⦿ Unit 9: Marketing Text

⦿ Oral presentation skills

⦿ Text structures in a PowerPoint presentation

⦿ Short film story board on an issue from the feature film

⦿ Pre-writing process and editing

TASK 7 – Week 10

Create

Oral presentation

Story board.

(25%).

Term 4

1-5

Hybrid Texts

⦿ Reception of technology in different historical contexts. E.g. television.

⦿ Adaptions of texts through new technology.

⦿ Hybrid texts

⦿ Picture book study (Beowulf and/or Gilgamesh)

⦿ Inanimate Alice

⦿ Blogs

TASK 8 – Week 5

Create

Students create a multimodal hybrid narrative text

(25%).

6-9

Poetry

⦿ Introduction to poetry.

⦿ Introduction to structure, form, types of poetry and poetic devices.

⦿ Read, annotate and complete comprehension questions on various poems.

⦿ Create a poem.

TASK 9 – Week 8

Respond

Poetry task

Students respond to short answer questions based on a variety of poems studied 25%

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