Year 11 ~ 12 Transition Program Overview

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Year 11 ~ 12 Transition Program Overview

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  • 1. Introduction & Overview
  • 2.
    • As a whole year-level group, students will participate in a session with guest professional writer Archie Fusillo.
    Archie will present to the students about his writing career, giving useful advice and activities that help in improving student writing.
  • 3.
    • In large groups students will cover the information on the Writing in Context unit and begin their first practice Context Writing piece.
  • 4.
    • We’ll go over the course outline and expectations for Year 12 English in 2012.
    • Then we’ll introduce the oral presentation task and review oral presentation techniques, along with aspects of the issue itself.
  • 5.
    • Students will create an individual list of research questions to develop their understanding of the issue and guide their research for the oral presentation.
    • Classes will have time in the library following the formulation of research questions.
  • 6.
    • Students will work in the library on research for their oral presentations.
    • Students should have decided on their persona, context, point of view, audience and arguments by the end of this session.
    • Students need to complete research and prepare a draft or detailed plan for the context of their speech (DUE Day 1, 2012).
  • 7.
    • Continue work on the first SAC for next year; the Issues Oral Presentation:
        • Continue researching the issues topic by collecting and reading newspaper articles related to the issues we will be exploring.
        • Choose a narrowed topic for your oral presentation and develop a scenario for your topic that includes a persona, audience and setting.
        • Complete a draft or detailed plan for your oral to present to your teacher for feedback.
    • Read the novel “Year of Wonders” which will be our first text. Write brief chapter summaries of key events in the novel.
    • Complete the Context piece you started in transition.
    • Each of these tasks will be due in your first English class of 2012.