English Year 7

Catch up for Term II Student Support Program.


Test 2.pdf
Year 7 English Catch up.docx
Assignment.pdf
List comp SA 1.pdf
Diary entry SA.pdf
Test 1.pdf
Nouns worksheet.pdf
Project.pdf
Sci-fci short story worksheet.pdf
Letters worksheet.pdf
Graded CW 1.pdf
List comp SA 2.pdf
Diary entries worksheet.pdf
Graded CW 2.pdf

A warm welcome to all students and their parents! We are looking forward to the 2017-2018 academic year where we would like to build a strong and trusting learning community. Please check this site regularly as it will be updated weekly with content to be covered as well as all important dates and events.

We believe in open communication with students and parents, so please feel free to email us or set up an appointment should you wish to discuss anything. We are excited for the year ahead and we look forward to working with our lovely students!

Warm wishes

Ms Nelda (nelda.cilliers@emsdoha.net)

Ms Ruby (rabab.kerdi@emsdoha.net)

Curriculum overview


Curriculum Subject Guide 2017-18 Year 7.docx

Assessment weightings



Assessment weightings.docx

Resources

Cambridge Checkpoint 1

Class readers

Expectations

  • Be on time and prepared with everything you need (books, stationery, etc.).
  • Have respect for yourself, others around you and the environment.
  • Be responsible and accountable for any work due such as homework, projects and assignments (if there is a problem, inform us in advance).
  • Read and practise your English skills on a daily basis.
  • Ask for help and support when needed.
  • Pay attention, participate and give your best.

Term 1

Week 1: 10 - 14 September 2017

Welcome, introductions, scheme of work, classroom rules and expectations, expressing self through biography.

Week 2: 17 - 21 September 2017

Content and format of diary entry; understand and use of emotive language.

Week 3: 24 - 28 September 2017

Content and format of formal and informal letter; understand and use of correct language, punctuation and grammar in letters.

Important event: Parent evening, Wednesday 27 September

Important date: Thursday 28 September, Short Assessment: Diary entry

Week 4: 1 - 5 October 2017

Format and content of biography and autobiography; understand and use of correct language and grammar in biography and autobiography.

Important announcement: Test on Tuesday 10 October. Study the informal letter.

Week 5: 8 - 12 October 2017

Autobiography: reading comprehension, identify nouns in context; informal letter revision in preparation for test.

Important date: Informal letter test on Tuesday 10 October.

Important announcement: Monday 16 October is Dictionary Day. All details and activities for this day will be discussed in class.

Week 6: 15 - 19 October 2017

Dictionary Day: Preparations and celebration; revision of unit (diary entries, letters, autobiography).

Important date: Tuesday 17 October, complete assignment in class (Part 1 handed out last week, to have been completed over the weekend).

Important event: Dictionary Day, Monday 16 October 2017.

Important announcement: Progression tests - Sunday 22 October (Reading) and Wednesday 25 October (Writing).

Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests provide a valuable and valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding. They enable learning to be assessed each year and provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for stages 7, 8 and 9.

The results enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and compare the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups, which then allows more prescribed planning for each teaching group to ensure knowledge gaps are filled.

The tests are marked internally, but the markscheme is directly from Cambridge, and allowed standardisation with cohorts from all Cambridge schools.

Week 7: 22 - 26 October 2017

Understand and identify verbs in context: meaning, subject and object, finite, active and passive.

Important date: Progression tests - Sunday 22 October (Reading) and Wednesday 25 October (Writing).

Week 8: 29 - 31 October 2017

Reading comprehension: identify difficult words and phrases and discuss meaning within context, find main ideas and deeper meaning of text. Recap nouns and verbs: identify from sentence/text, use in sentence.

Week 9: 5 - 9 November 2017

Folk tales: genre features, narrative features, reading comprehension. Grammar: pronouns in context.

Week 10: 12 - 16 November 2017

Folk tales: narrative features, reading comprehension, pronouns in context. Literature study: Chapter 1 & 2 of Buddy by Nigel Hinton. Revision for short assessment and test.

Important date: Listening comprehension short assessment Wednesday 15 November.

Important announcement: Test Sunday 19 November - Reading comprehension and grammar. Study nouns, verbs, pronouns and punctuation. Make sure you know the meaning of setting, character and plot.

Week 11: 19 - 23 November 2017

Science fiction short stories: genre and narrative features, reading comprehension. Literature study: Chapter 2 and 3 of Buddy by Nigel Hinton. Homework: Work on project.

Important date: Test on Sunday 19 November ; Graded classwork (reading comprehension) Tuesday 20 November.

Important announcement: Project information handed out. Due date: 3 December.

Week 12: 26 - 30 November 2017

Science fiction short story: reading comprehension, grammar in context. Literature study: Chapter 3 and 4 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton). Homework: Complete project - time to work in class Sunday 26 November.

Important date: Short assessment (listening comprehension) Monday 27 November; graded classwork (Buddy by Nigel Hinton) Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 November.

Important announcement: Remember due date for project - Sunday 3 December.

Week 13: 3 - 7 December 2017

Non-fiction: fact and opinion, emotive language, punctuation (comma) in context, reading comprehension. Literature study: Chapter 3 and 4 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Project due date Sunday 3 December.

Week 14: 10 - 14 December 2017

Non-fiction: different types of text to convey factual information, reading comprehension. Literature study: Chapter 5 and 6 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Term 2

Week 2: 7 - 11 January 2018

Poetry: characteristics, types, reading comprehension. Literature study: Chapter 7 and 8 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Homework: Vocabulary worksheet for chapter 1 - 5 of Buddy. Due Thursday 11/01.

Important reminder: All necessary books and stationery must be in class every day.

Week 3: 14 - 18 January 2018

Poetic devices: Alliteration, onomatopoeia, figures of speech (similes and metaphors). Literature study: Chapter 7 and 8 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Graded classwork Wednesday 17/01. Students are reminded to come to class on time.

Week 4: 21 - 25 January 2018

Poetic devices: Figures of speech - simile and metaphor: understand, identify, create. Literature study: Chapter 9 and 10 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton)/

Important reminder: Students need to bring all necessary books, worksheets and stationery to class every day.

Week 5: 4 - 8 February 2018

Poetry: Analyse narrative and non-narrative poems - explain meaning, identify rhyme and rhythm, identify and explain similes, metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Literature study: Chapter 9 and 10 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important announcement: Test on Sunday, 11 February. Poetry reading comprehensions. Study characteristics of poetry (rhyme and rhythm) as well as poetic devices (simile, metaphor, alliteration and onomatopoeia).

Important date: Poetry project due on Wednesday, 7 February. See information posted on Google Classroom.

Important date: Short assessment (listening comprehension) Tuesday, 6 February. Students are reminded to come to class on time.

Week 6: 11 - 15 February 2018

Poetry: Analysis of poem - explain meaning, identify rhyme, identify and explain similes, metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Literature study: Chapter 11 and 12 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Sunday 11 February - Test.

Important date: Wednesday 14 February - Short assessment (listening comprehension).

Week 7: 18 - 22 February 2018

Figurative language: identify from text and presentation, explain, use in sentences. Literature study: Chapter 13 and 14 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Week 8: 25 February - 1 March 2018

Pre 20th century fiction: Extract from Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) - discuss unfamiliar vocabulary and expressions, discuss how today's English is different. Literature study: Chapter 15 and 16 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important announcement: Test on Sunday, 4 March. Study chapter 8 - 10 of Buddy, it will be handed out in class. Also go through the questions of chapter 8 to 10.

Important announcement: Project information will be handed out in class Tuesday, 27 February, and students will have two lessons in class to work on their projects.

Week 9: 4 - 8 March 2018

Pre 20th century fiction: Extract from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain) - discuss unfamiliar vocabulary and expressions, discuss how today's English is different. Literature study: Chapter 15 and 16 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Test on Sunday, 4 March.

Important date: Graded classwork on Wednesday, 7 March. Reading comprehension on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Important date: Project day on Tuesday, 6 March. Students complete the scripts for their Buddy play and practise their performances.

Week 10: 11 - 15 March 2018

Project week: Dress rehearsal Sunday, 11 March - students perform their plays for the teacher and receive feedback for their final performances. Monday & Tuesday, 12 & 13 March - students perform their plays. Literature study: Chapter 16 and 17 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Sunday - Tuesday, 11 - 13 March. Students should remember to bring everything they need for their plays to class.

Week 11: 18 - 22 March 2018

World Poetry Day (22 March) preparations and celebration: students create their own poems related to the theme 'change', write it in a shape relating to their poem (shape poetry) and present it to their class. Literature study: Chapter 17 and 18 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Sunday, 18 March - graded classwork on chapter 13 and 14 of Buddy.

Important date: Thursday, 22 March - World Poetry Day.

Week 12: 25 - 29 March 2018

Literature study: Chapter 19 and 20 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton), character summaries, identify main events.

Term 3

Week 1: 8 - 12 April 2018

Journalistic writing: concepts of fact & opinion, bias / prejudice and viewpoint; writing an opinion column. Literature study: Chapter 19 and 20 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Week 2: 15 - 19 April 2018

Journalistic writing: writing an opinion column; understanding the difference between a newspaper article and a newspaper opinion column; grammar - adverbs and prepositions. Literature study: Chapter 21 and 22 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Sunday, 15 April - parent teacher conferences.

Important date: Wednesday 18 April - graded classwork (open book) on chapter 17 and 18 of Buddy.

Important date: Thursday, 19 April - International Day.

Week 3: 22 - 26 April 2018

Journalistic writing: Creating an interview. Literature study: Chapter 23 and 24 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton). World Book Day preparations.

Important date: Monday 23 April, World Book Day.

Week 4: 29 April - 3 May 2018

Journalistic writing: Presenting an interview. Horror & suspense: Features of texts; conjunctions, interjections and apostrophe in context. Literature study: Revision (character analysis, scene descriptions, story mountain) of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Wednesday, 2 May. Graded classwork (open book) on chapter 21 and 22 of Buddy.

Important date: Wednesday & Thursday, 2 - 3 May. Graded classwork - presentation of interviews.

Week 5: 6 - 10 May 2018

Horror & suspense: Reading comprehension, writing own horror story. Literature study: Revision - chapter 19 and 20 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).

Important date: Tuesday, 8 May. Graded classwork - horror story reading comprehension.

Week 6: 13 - 17 May 2018

Revision: diary entry, informal and formal letter. Literature study: Revision - chapter 21 and 22 of Buddy (Nigel Hinton).