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  • CentenaryHeightsStateHighSchoolJuniorEnglishProgram

    AllunitshavebeendesignedandreviewedtoreflecttheACARANationalCurriculumforEnglish.

    YearLevel Term1 Term2 Term3 Term4

    8 Term1RepresentationsofTeensinaGlobalContext:Studentsstudyaclassnovelthatfocusesonteenagelivesintheworld.Thenoveliscontemporaryandmaybesetinanothercountry,togivestudentsabroaderunderstandingoftheexperiencesandchallengesofotherswholiveoutsideAustralia.

    Writtenassessment:Paragraphresponsestoliterature;supervisedconditions

    Oralassessment:persuasivespeechonanissuerelatingtothenovel

    Term2RepresentationofanIssueinMediaTexts:Studentswillstudyanissueandhowitisrepresentedinarangeofmediatextsandeverydaytexts,includingnewspapers,magazines,televisionnewsandCurrentAffairsprograms.

    Writtenassessment:studentswritealettertotheeditorinresponsetostimulus

    Oralassessment:analyticaldeconstructionofanewspaperarticle

    Term3:Studyofliterarytextsstudentswillstudyarangeofliterarytexts,includingshortstoriesanddramascripts

    Writtenassessment:Studentstransformashortstoryintoadramascript

    Oralassessment:Imaginativestudentsperformscripts

    Term4IndigenousPerspectives:StudentsexaminearangeoftextsaboutandfromAboriginalandTorresStraitIslanderhistoriesandcultures

    Writtenresponse:analyticalessayinresponsetopoetry

  • 9 Term1WheredoIStand?Focusonpersuasivetext:Studentswillexplorearangeofpersuasivetexts,focussingonhowtextcomposersusearangeofpersuasivedevicesandtechniquestoinfluenceustoaccepttheirpointsofview.

    Writtenassessment:Essaywrittenundersupervisedconditions

    Term2TheAustralianIdentity:StudentswillstudyhowAustraliaandAustraliansarerepresentedinarangeofliteraryandnonliterarytexts.

    WrittenAssessment:analyticalresponsebasedonrepresentationsofanAustraliangroup

    OralAssessmentPersuasivestudentswillselectanitemsuitabletopresentedasanAustralianicon.

    AsianPerspectives:StudentswillstudyarangeoftextsfromAsianwritersandaboutAsia,focusingonrepresentationsofpeopleandplaces

    WrittenAssessment:studentswillwriteanarrativebasedonagap/silenceinatext

    OralAssessment:analyticalresponsebasedonrepresentationsintexts

    AsianPerspectives:StudentswillstudyaclassnovelaboutAsia,orbyanAsianauthor.

    WrittenAssessment:Studentswillcompleteananalyticalresponsetoliteratureundersupervisedconditions.

    10 Term1TheWorldOutThereStudentsstudyacontemporarynovelwhichmayhaveanAboriginalorTorresStraitIslanderfocusandcontainamoral,ethicalorsocialthemerelevanttosociety.

    Writtenassessment:Analyticalessayinresponsetothenovel,completedunderexamconditions.

    Term2LoveandConflict:StudentswillstudypoetrybothclassicandcontemporaryandaShakespeareandrama,focussingonuniversalthemesinliterature

    OralAssessmentAnalyticaloralbasedonaselectedpoem

    WrittenAssessmentImaginativescriptbasedonagap/silenceinRomeoandJuliet.

    Term3TruthandLies:Studentswillstudyarangeofmediatextsandhowwordsandimagesmaybemanipulatedtoinfluencepeople

    OralAssessment:PersuasiveOralbasedonamediatext

    WrittenAssessmentblog,relatingtoaspecificissue

    Term4ReflectionsofLife:Studentswillstudyarangeoflifewritingtexts,includingbiographiesandautobiographies,andexperimentwiththeirownpersonalreflectionsinwriting.

    WrittenAssessment:PersonalReflection