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Year 8 Learning Plans

YEAR PLAN

Year 8

 

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

Unit 1 (8 weeks per scheme)

Other Cultures Poetry (Comparison)

Reading Skills Assessment

Write a poem;

Poster / labelling work;

Independent research;

Extract analysis;

Words and their meanings;

Collate a poetry anthology;

Memorise poetry – key lines;

Compile list of similarities and differences between two poems.

 

Unit 2

Media – non-fiction writing / speaking and listening

Writing Skills Assessment

Poster advert analysis / labelling;

Research on TV adverts;

Storyboard for an advert;

Mini-project: advertising campaign;

Speech writing.

Unit 3

Introduction to Shakespeare

Reading Skills Assessment

Research Shakespeare’s life and times;

Create a modern day playscript and practise performing;

Design a model of the Globe theatre;

Investigate Shakespeare’s language;

Analysis of play extracts

Revise and learn excerpts from the play.

 

Unit 4

Character Study

Reading Skills Assessment

Group presentation

Informative poster;

Labelled diagram;

Character analysis;

Story review;

Story prediction / re-write; Essay preparation.

 

Unit 5

Gothic Fiction

Writing and Reading skills assessment

Year 8 Exam

Research gothic characters in film;

Character fact-file;

Create a gothic monster;

Story openings;

Character letter

Accuracy worksheets;

Story drafts.

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WIDER READING FOR THE AUTUMN TERM:

 

 

OTHER CULTURES POETRY:

Wider reading of poetry from other cultures – Maya Angelou, Moniza Alvi, Imtiaz Dharker, Nissim Ezekiel and Grace Nichols.

 

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