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2010 Year 9-10 English Transition Course Information
Creating & Presenting Investigate and experiment with different styles and forms of writing. Refine and enhance your own writing craft in response to a set context. Be stimulated by a set prompt. Assessment:
Portfolio containing a variety of planned, refined pieceswritten in response to the given stimulus
Reading & Responding Study of one major text in depth. Assessment:
SAC - “well structured and reasoned text response essay”
Several minor text response tasks
Using Language to Persuade Study of how persuasive media texts (e.g. opinion pieces, letters to the editor and visual texts in newspapers) use language and other techniques to persuade their readers. Assessment:
SAC – well structured essay analysing an author’s use of persuasive language.
Areas of Study
Students must complete all set work in order to achieve an ‘S’ for each outcome and pass the semester. Your teacher will notify you of dates for your SAC tasks and you need to be present to sit each SAC. Students not present for a SAC will require a documented reason (e.g. medical certificate). Otherwise they may not be awarded a grade (refer to the page in the Senior School diary regarding graded assessment tasks). Submission of Work
To meet course requirements and in line with English Faculty policy, 80% attendance is required in all English classes. Attendance
In an A4 folder you will need to maintain organised collections of course work, including: course outline and weekly planner ideas, plans, drafts and completed essays notes and completed exercises on the texts studied and any resource materials and handouts
This folder should not contain work from other subjects.
Your folder is to be set up with coloured file dividers for General, Text Response, Context Writing, Language Analysis and Reading & Writing Journal.
Students are to keep all practice tasks and SAC pieces in their folder after it has been marked and returned to them. They should not be disposed of until the end of the year. English Workbook
As a major focus of their Writing in Context work students will maintain a Reading & Writing Journal throughout each semester. This will include the student’s collected models of different writing styles and forms, inspirations for their own writing, as well as practice pieces and plans. It will also include student responses to novels and other texts they have chosen to read over the semester.
In Semester 2 students will keep their journal from Semester 1 and continue to develop it as an ongoing project. Reading & Writing Journal
Oral Communication is an important aspect of the course. Achievement in this area will be conducted over the three major areas of study in each semester. Students will complete a number of oral communication activities over each semester. Oral Communication
Grammar, spelling and vocabulary will be developed within the context of other aspects of the course. Teachers will set language tasks relevant to the specific needs of their individual students and classes. Language Skills
At the end of each semester all students will sit a Semester Exam. Exams will include writing tasks covering aspects of the three areas of study covered throughout the semester. The exam is completed under test conditions with the aid of a dictionary only. Semester Exam
One class set text studied in depth in each semester: Semester 1: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Semester 2: Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare) Other minor tasks relating to students’ own wider reading of novels and other texts of their choice. You are encouraged to have a dictionary/thesaurus with you at all times in your English classes. Texts
Term 1: Writing in Context – ‘Australian Identity’ Issues/Language Analysis Term 2: Text Response – To Kill a Mockingbird
Oral Communication tasks will occur in both Term 1 and Term 2.
A Semester Exam will occur at the end of Term 2.
Semester 1 Course Overview
Use the stimulus given by the teacher to create a written piece using your choice of form from: Narrative Recount Description Exposition Your writing should be about 300 – 400 words in length (a poem could be shorter) Transition Activity