2010 year 9 10 english transition ppt


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2010 year 9 10 english transition ppt

  1. 1. Course Information
  2. 2. 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 pieces written 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.
  3. 3. Area of Study Work required for the award of an ‘S’ for this outcome. Graded SAC Task/s Reading & Responding (Text Response) 1-2 practice text response essays submitted to your teacher for feedback prior to the SAC. A well structured text response essay presenting a reasoned perspective on the set text. 1-2plannedoralpresentationsoverthesemester* SemesterExam* Creating & Presenting (Writing in Context) A student Reading & Writing Journal (see below). A structured context writing piece completed under SAC conditions in response to the set context and prompt. Using Language to Persuade (Issues) A folio of annotated persuasive media articles and 1-2 practice language analysis essays submitted to your teacher for feedback prior to the SAC. A well structured language analysis essay explaining how a set media text uses language to persuade the reader.
  4. 4.  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).
  5. 5.  To meet course requirements and in line with English Faculty policy, 80% attendance is required in all English classes.
  6. 6.  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.
  7. 7.  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.
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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.
  10. 10.  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.
  11. 11.  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.
  12. 12.  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.
  13. 13.  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)