Year 11 ATAR English Unit 1 & 2
Course Outline 2019
Introduction to ATAR English – Students must be aware of SCSA website.
⦿ Texts – Romeo and Juliet
⦿ Unit overview and class expectations
⦿ Close study of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
⦿ Close study of Romeo and Juliet
⦿ Conventions – structure of a tragedy
⦿ Consider meaning and how it is shaped through relationships of language, text, purpose, context and audience.
⦿ Elements of a drama text
⦿ Relationships and identity
⦿ The Director’s use of language to position the audience.
⦿ Explore the way language is used to present ideas and how this varies among particular fields, genres and discourses.
⦿ Use of appropriate metalanguage
Task 1 – Due Week 6 Responding – 5%
(Romeo and Juliet)
⦿ Film text – The Book Thief
⦿ The world and human experience
⦿ Literary device – Voice
⦿ Film reviews – articles
⦿ Film posters
⦿ Feature articles
Task 2 – Due Week 8
Create a feature article that positions an audience to respond in a particular way.
⦿ Introduce text and background
⦿ Novel study
⦿ Students to read and watch Animal Farm before Term 2
⦿ Close study of Animal Farm
⦿ The world and human experience in the text
⦿ Critically examine the effect of stylistic choices in texts and the ways in which these choices position audiences for particular purposes, revealing and/or shaping attitudes, values and perspectives.
Task 3 – Due Week 3
|4||Exam Review||No assessments due|
⦿ Text – Looking for Alibrandi
⦿ Purpose, context and audience
⦿ Investigate how text structures and language features communicate ideas and represent people and events in a text.
⦿ Identify and critique attitudes, values, and beliefs associated with particular representations
⦿ Pre-writing, planning and drafting
⦿ Supplementary texts TBA
Task 5 – Due Week 10
Create – Monologue
Students research, write and then present a monologue of a ‘voice’ from a different context. The ‘person’ that is presented can be a character from the novel, a real person or an imaginary person based on research.
⦿ Film text – The Cove
⦿ Non-fiction documentary
⦿ Narrative and film conventions
⦿ Film and documentary conventions
⦿ Documentary/ Hybrid text
⦿ Persuasive techniques
⦿ Conventions, genre, context, audience and purpose
Task 6 – Due Week 3
In a form of your choice, position an audience to respond in a particular way to the image provided.
⦿ Research toward a persuasive discussion regarding a similar environmental issue
⦿ Panel discussion conventions
⦿ Persuasive speech conventions
⦿ Introduce the idea of a central contention or premise within a spoken argument
⦿ Persuasive speeches – annotated as a class.
⦿ In a whole-class mock ‘Environmental Convention,’ students present a persuasive speech to their peers designed to present their given country’s disposition regarding the environmental issue.
Task 7 – Due Week 5
Persuasive speech – Create a persuasive speech on an environmental issue of your choice.
In-class mock environmental convention
⦿ Text – Ender’s Game
⦿ Analysis of ideas and identity in text.
⦿ Consider how imaginative, interpretive and persuasive elements are used across a range of text types. Analyse changing responses to texts over time and in different cultural contexts.
⦿ Review structure of expository essays
Task 8 – Due Week 9
In class essay (Ender’s Game)
|Film study – Blood Diamond||
Task 9 – Due Week 9
In class comprehension test (Blood Diamond)
⦿ Study techniques
⦿ Layout of the exam
⦿ Revision of Exam
⦿ Revision of concepts from Unit 1 + 2 –Language, Ideas and Identity
This document is subject to revision.
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