Year 9.1 English

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Overview and Introduction to the year.

Text

Understanding that Australian English is a living language that is continually evolving and changing. Where did it come from and where is it now?

Investigate modern Australian slang.

Latin and Greek roots

 
2 Poetry

PAT Testing

Task 1: Poetry Assignment Given

(10%)

3

Introduction to poetry focusing on figurative language.

· How can meaning be implied through metaphor, allusion and evocative vocabulary.

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

· Identify how vocabulary choices contribute meaning, style and voice in poetry.

Cherry Wine by Hozier

The Surfer by Gwen Harwood

 
4

Revisit essay structure (TEEL).

· Continue in class time of poetry assignment.

 
5 Receive Poems “Deer Hit” by Jon Loomis and “Barn Owl” by Gwen Harwood.

Task 2: Response (In class Essay)

(10%)

6   Poem Due
7-10

Short story

· The Pedestrian Ray Bradbury

· Lamb to the Slaughter Roald Dahl

· Dystopian short story

· The last spin – Evan Hunter

Task 3: Write a short story.

(10%)

Term 2

1

Novel Text: Hatchet

Introduce the text.

• Students research DRSABCD

• Discuss divorce the damage it can do to children.

Naplan Preparation

 
2 Naplan Preparation  
3 NAPLAN  
4

Unit 4 – Informative article

Unit 12 – Persuasive article

Bear Grylls – How can we survive the wild.

· Discuss the importance of human connection. Do we need to connect to survive?

Task 4: Write an informative article about the events of Hatchet.

(10%)

5-6

Survival texts

· Themes

· Somali pirate article

· Film – Hunt for the wilderpeople

· Aaron Ralston – article

· SWAT conventions

 
7 Exam preparation  
8 Exam

Task 5: Exam (Essay about the characteristics of a survivor)

(10%)

9 Persuasive language  

Term 3

1-4

Persuasive language

· Conventions of speech

· Cultural

· Australian speeches

· Aboriginal cultural studies – Artworks history

· Famous speeches

Task 6: Prepare and perform a speech.

(10%)

5-6

Global perspective

· Globalisation

· Students examine contrasting views about globalisation and gain insight into its positive and negative impacts.

· Cultural perspective – analysis of the construction and interpretation of texts

 
7-9

Cartoon

· Pun

· Parody

· Stereotypical characters

· Image and sound in literary texts

· Poetry

· Imagery

Task 7: ICT assessment/ Hybrid text

(10%)

Term 4

1-3

Novel Study – Good night Mr Tom

Historical context – WWII

Compare to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Excel Unit: Narrative texts

Themes

Focus on families and communities.

 
4

Oral presentation preparation

Using Powerpoint.

Time keeping.

Creating a palm cards.

Task: Oral Presentation focusing on themes of Goodnight Mr. Tom

(10%)

5 Essay Structure.

Task 9: Essay Response to Goodnight Mr. Tom

(10%)

6

A year in summary – what couldn’t we do – what can we do now? Preparing for an unseen text.

Annotating.

Comprehension activities.

Short answers responses.

 
7

Exam Preparation

Essay Structure

 
8 Exam Task 10: Exam (10%)

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