English

Objectives:

To promote a love of reading through exposure to texts in class.

To continue to develop critical reading skills through reading strategies.

To continue to expose students to different styles of writing and encourage experimentation in own writing.

To continue to develop accuracy and confidence in written and spoken communication.

Links with other Units:

Year 7 – Gothic Unit, Charity Appeal Unit and Myths and Legends Unit.

Term

Autumn
Survival and Adventure

Spring
Identity

Summer
Writing for a purpose

Unit

Creative Writing

The Island Project

Extracts

Great Adventures

Great Adventures Unit

Hatchet

Novel

My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece

Face

Jake’s Tower

Shakespeare

Much Ado

MSND

Sugar Non Fiction

Sugar Rush Documentary

Non-fiction texts

Nature

Nature Poetry

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Reading Skills

- Reviewing reading strategies

- Developing analysis of authors’ use of language and techniques.

Writing Skills

- Crafting mood and vivid imagery in writing (varied sentences, expanding vocabulary, descriptive techniques).

- Planning and developing ideas independently.

Speaking and Listening

- Performing in a role

Unit Outcomes

- Diary Entry

- Descriptive Piece

- Performance of play

Reading Skills

- Developing reading strategies.

- Developing analysis of authors’ use of language and writing techniques.

Writing Skills

- Crafting mood and tension in writing (varied sentences, vocabulary, descriptive techniques, structure).

Speaking and Listening

- Class and group discussion

Unit Outcomes

- Formal essay on a piece of non-fiction

- Imaginative Writing

 

Reading Skills

- Developing analysis of authors’ use of language and techniques.

- Developing independence in quotation selection

Writing Skills

- Developing empathy with characters and themes in text.

- Develop narrative voice.

Speaking and Listening

- Class and group discussion

Unit Outcomes

- Formal essay on a piece of non-fiction

- Imaginative writing linked to text.

Reading Skills

- Reading Shakespeare

- Developing visualisation of action onstage

Writing Skills

- Developing tone and content for a specific audience.

- Writing in a particular style

Speaking and Listening

- Discussion

Unit Outcomes

- Letter to a character

- Discussion on presentation of character

Reading Skills

- Developing comparison skills

- Developing exam skills in preparation for end of year exam

Writing Skills

- Developing tone and content for a specific audience.

- Reviewing and crafting persuasive techniques

- Developing a line of argument

Speaking and Listening

- Class and group discussion

Unit Outcomes

- Exam style practice questions

- Article on the dangers of sugar for school newsletter.

Reading Skills

- Reading and decoding poetry

- Developing comparison skills

Writing Skills

- Developing poetic writing

Speaking and Listening

- Class and group discussion

Unit Outcomes

- Year 8 Exam

- Poem on theme of nature

- Comparison essay on two poems