English

Year 9

Ms. Mercia / Ms. Terisha / Ms. Safae /

Welcome!

A warm welcome to all students and their parents! We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 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!


Assessment week: (3-7 Nov 2019)

Please see Google Classrooms for details about revision for assessment week.


EMS DESCRIPTORS

EMS descriptors for students

Resources

Collins Cambridge Checkpoint Stage 9 (coursebook and workbook)

The Giver (Lois Lowry)

Class readers

Class 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.

THE GIVER


Focus for the week

Term 1

Week 25 - 29 August

Welcome, introductions, scheme of work, classroom expectations.

Week 1 - 5 September

Introduction to summary writing: reading strategies, steps to writing summary. Introduction to novel: revisit plot, characters and setting, read chapter 1 of The Giver.

Week 8 - 12 September

Summary writing: summarise fiction and non-fiction texts by applying reading strategies and steps to summary writing. Novel study: chapter 2 of The Giver, analyse elements of the story (characters, setting, introduction to plot).

Week 8 - 12 September

Summary writing: summarise fiction and non-fiction texts by applying reading strategies and steps to summary writing. Novel study: chapter 2 of The Giver, analyse elements of the story (characters, setting, introduction to plot).

Week 15 - 19 September

Concepts of 'audience' and 'purpose'; introduction to genre (fiction) - identify different types and their features. Novel study: chapter 1 -4 of The Giver - new vocabulary (using contextual clues), reading comprehension questions, analysis of setting and important ideas. Student chapter pack and summary completed on selected chapters.


Week 22 - 26 September

Descriptive writing: creating atmosphere, analyse a description, using images to inspire description. Novel study: chapter 5-6 of The Giver - new vocabulary (using contextual clues), reading comprehension questions (importance of reading comprehension strategies), analysis of symbolism used and characterisation. Student chapter pack and summary completed on selected chapters.

Important date: Wednesday 25 September, short assessment - chapter 1 & 2 of The Giver,.

Week 29 September - 3 October

Study reading strategies for summary writing. Novel study: chapter 7&8 of The Giver - new vocabulary (using contextual clues), reading comprehension questions, analysis of symbolism and characterisation of main characters.

Important date: Wednesday October, graded classwork - Summary writing chapter 7 -selected text.

Week 6 - 10 October

Summary writing. Novel study: chapter 7&8 of The Giver - new vocabulary (using contextual clues), understanding suspense. Student chapter pack and summary completed on selected chapters.

Important date: Tuesday 10 October - Dictionary Day.

Week 14 - 18 October

Novel study: chapter 9&10 of The Giver - analysis of important ideas and historical context, meaning of new vocabulary (contextual clues) and reading comprehension questions (reading comprehension strategies).

Important date: Short assessment, Wednesday 16 October The Giver Chapter 1-8 .


Week 27 -31 October -

Revise : Journal entry skills. Assuming the role of a character in The Giver to respond to questions in journal format . Novel study: chapter 9&10 of The Giver - development of plot and characters, meaning of new vocabulary (using contextual clues).


Week 3 - 7 November

The Giver Community Research project.

Important date: Assessment week- Journal entry on the Giver ( Monday 4 November 2019)


Week 10 - 14 November

Descriptive writing: creating atmosphere. The Giver - development of plot and characters, meaning of new vocabulary, chapter 11-13 of The Giver - important idea of education and symbolism, reading comprehension. Listening comprehension .


Week 17 - 21 November

Narrative writing: understanding story openings, exploring setting and atmosphere, introducing characters. Novel study: chapter 14-16 of The Giver - development of plot and characters, meaning of new vocabulary (using contextual clues).


Term 2

Week 1 - 5 December

Narrative writing: using tenses in narrative, using pronouns and sentence order for effect. Novel study: chapter 17 -19 of The Giver - development of plot and characters, meaning of new vocabulary.

Important date:

Term 3











YR 9 English Final Revision Guide 2019.pdf