Year 8 English

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil (Possible excursion charge of approximatley $20)

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

In the Year 8 English course students build on knowledge, understanding and skills from Year 7 in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. They use a variety of texts and media to listen, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken and written tasks that are designed to inform and persuade. Students develop their understanding of how texts, including media texts, are influenced by context, purpose and audience. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts, for example narratives, procedures, performances, reports and discussions, and continue to develop skills in analysing text.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Receptive Modes (listening, reading and viewing):
Students explore a range of texts including novels, short stories, feature film and poetry.

Productive Modes (speaking, writing and creating):
Students compose written and spoken texts in various genres including poetry, narrative, feature articles and podcasts