Year 8 English students will develop their understanding of the three interrelated strands of: literature, language and literacy. There is a focus developing student knowledge, understanding and skills in: reading, writing, viewing, speaking, listening and creating. Students are also taught strategies for further developing grammar, spelling, punctuation and clarity of ideas.
Students are exposed to a range of texts, both shared and independent, including plays, novels, poetry, short stories and films, as well as extracts of, and examples from, print and electronic media.
A specific focus on the development of language features and stylistics devices will extend their thinking and understanding of how and why texts are created for specific purposes.
Topics may include
text production including: narrative, persuasive, recount, oral, analysis
Students are assessed against the English Australian Curriculum achievement standards: