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Year 8 Learning Plans

Year 8 Learning Plans 2016 2017


YEAR PLAN

Year 8

 

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

Unit 1 (8 weeks per scheme)

Other Cultures Poetry

Reading Skills Assessment

Write a poem;

Poster / labelling work;

Independent research;

Extract analysis;

Words and their meanings;

Collate a poetry anthology.

Unit 2

Character Study

Reading Skills Assessment

Informative poster;

Labelled diagram;

Character analysis;

Story review;

Story prediction / re-write; Essay preparation.

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.

Unit 4

Gothic Fiction

Year 8 Exam

Research gothic characters in film;

Character fact-file;

Create a gothic monster;

Story openings;

Character letter

Accuracy worksheets;

Story drafts.

Unit 5

Advertising

Writing Skills Assessment

Poster advert analysis / labelling;

Research on TV adverts;

Storyboard for an advert;

Mini-project: advertising campaign.

WIDER READING FOR THE SUMMER TERM:

GOTHIC FICTION: ‘The Monster Garden’ by Vivien Alcock, ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘The Woman in Black’ by Susan Hill and ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker