08 English

Year 8:  Full Year / 2 Semesters / Global Learnings English

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/english

Pre-Requisite:  Nil

 

SUBJECT OVERVIEW

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
  • debate
  • novel study
  • poetry
  • film study
  • intertextuality study
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ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed against the English Australian Curriculum achievement standards:

  • receptive modes: listening, reading and viewing
  • productive modes: speaking, writing and creating

Additional Information

No additional costs