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                                                                Level 1 English - Year Planner 2018

Exploration of Identity & Culture



Week

Date

Unit of Work

Assessment

Notes

Term 1

1

Jan 29 – Feb 2  

Exploration of Identity & Culture

Introduction to course content, themes, texts, and assessments.  Getting to know each other.  Setting expectations and  introduction to self-efficacy rubric.



Akl Ann. – Jan 29th

2

Feb 5 – Feb 9

Introduction to  2.9

‘Library Induction’ and selection of first extended text.  Students need to choose an extended text early in the term - this must be read in their own time.   A combination of class time, home work time and itime to be used for reading extended text.


Waitangi -  Feb 6th

3

Feb 12 - Feb 16

Responding to a short text

Students will look at a range of short stories and complete their first reading response.  Deconstruction of reading response exemplars.  A short text will be selected for the 2.9 assessment (a short story from the NZ/Pacific list)

2.9

1st Response Due

(Short Story)


4

Feb 19 – Feb 23  

1.4 Creative Writing: Building understanding of the conventions which govern writing in English.  Deconstructing short creative texts.  Introduction to Education Perfect online.  





5

Feb 26 – Mar 2

1.4 Creative - composition of a piece of creative writing.




6

Mar 5 - Mar 9

2.9 Revisited

2.9

2nd Response Due

(Documentary)




7

Mar 12 - Mar 16

Unfamiliar Text - Introduction to analysis of unfamiliar texts with a focus on identifying features and techniques.   Unpacking techniques and analysing what effect the writer is trying to create is a primary focus of unfamiliar text study.  Study of a range of text types: poetry, short stories and nonfiction writing.




8

Mar 19 - Mar 23

Unfamiliar Text continued



9

Mar 26 – Mar 30

Unfamiliar Text continued


Easter Friday - Mar 30th

10

Apr 2 – Apr 6

2.9 Revisited

2.9 3rd Response

(Fiction Novel)

Final Submission of Responses #1, #2,& #3


Easter Monday - Apr 2
Easter Tuesday - Apr 3

11

Apr 9 – Apr 13

Term Review & catch up.  Visit to library to select a non-fiction text for 2.9



Term 2

1

   April 30  – May 4

1.5 Formal Writing.   Building on the work done in term 1 students to be given an opportunity to develop a  formal piece of writing for their portfolio.  View a feature article (link to 2.9)  to springboard a formal piece of writing.  



2

May 7 – May 11

1.5 Formal Writing


2.9

4th Response Due

(Feature Article)


3

May 14 – May 18

1.5 Formal Writing



4

May 21 – May 25

1.5 Formal Writing/1.4 Creative - students to choose the best piece and work on crafting the piece.  One piece to be pre-subbed.  

1.4 Creative/1.5 Forma

Pre-submission


5

May 28 – June 1

Revisit unfamiliar - choose a short text for 1.1 external



6

June 4  – June 8

1.5 Formal Writing/1.4 Creative - Acting on teacher feedback final edit of formal or creative piece which must be submitted for assessment on 8th June.

1.4 Creative/1.5 Forma

Final Submission Due

Queen’s - 4th June
ToD - 5th June


7

June 11 – June 15


2.9

5th Response Due

(Film)


8

June 18 – June 22

Revisit unfamiliar - choose a short text for 1.1 external



9

June 25 – June 29


2.9

6th Response

Final Submission Due

(Non-fiction Text)


10

July 2 – July 6

Term review and catch-up


6th July Poetry in Action

Term 3

1

July 23 – July 27

1.2  Film Study

Pre-viewing tasks. Viewing the text, and discussing the themes and issues within the film


2

July 30 – Aug 3

Post-viewing tasks on theme, setting.



3

Aug 6 – Aug 10

Analysis of key characters, scenes and techniques within the text.


ToD - 10th Aug

4

Aug 13 – Aug 17

Film Study: Essay Writing

Essay planning and preparation - discussion of exam style questions and graphic organisers

Essay writing practise, with a focus on the building blocks of essays (such as, introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions)

1.2 Visual Text

Students to complete an essay in exam conditions


5

Aug 20 – Aug 24

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Preparation and revision for practice exams, including the deconstruction of exemplars and composition of key components such as, introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions

1.1 Written Text

1.2 Visual Text

1.3 Unfamiliar Text


6

Aug 27 – Aug 31

Exam preparation continued



7

Sep 3 – Sep 7

Essay writing preparation continued



8

Sep 10 – Sep 14

School Exams



9

Sep 17 – Sep 21

School Exams




10

Sep 24 – Sep 28

Post-examination reflection, planning and revision



Term 4

1

Oct 15 – Oct 19

Examination Preparation: Essay Writing Skills

Study materials related to the external standards



2

Oct 22 – Oct 26

Continued study for external standards



3

Oct 29 – Nov 2

Continued study for external standards


Labour - 22rd Oct

4

Nov 5 – Nov 9

NCEA Externals



5

Nov 12 – Nov 16

NCEA Externals



6

Nov 19 – Nov 23

NCEA Externals



7

Nov 26 – Nov 30

NCEA Externals





  • Please note that all units of work and standards to be assessed are subject to change.


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