Year 8 English
Subject Name: English
Level: Year 8
Learning Area: English
Recommended Knowledge: Achieving the Year 7 standard.
The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy.
Together, the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.
Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade.
These include various types of media texts including newspapers, magazines and digital texts, early adolescent novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances.
Students develop their understanding of how texts, including media texts, are influenced by context, purpose and audience.
Performance is assessed against the Australian Curriculum standard and reported with A to E grades at the completion of the semester.
Assessment Tasks may include:
• Skills and Applications (Reading, viewing, oral, written language, revision, drafting and grammar)
• Investigations and Analysis (Novel study, film study, poetry, narrative and persuasive writing)
Length: Full Year.
Delivery Mode: Onsite, face to face.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self