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Level 1 English Year Planner



LEVEL  1  -  ENGLISH   Planner 2017


Week

Date

Unit of Work

Description

Event / Other

Term 1

0

Jan  25, 26 & 27

TOD

TOD

25, 26 & 27

1

Jan 30 – Feb 3  

Introductions

Getting to know each other.  Setting expectations.  Introduction to the English.  Introduction to the English Course

Akl Ann. – Jan 30th

2

Feb 6 – Feb 10

1.3 Unfamiliar Text Study


Introduction to analysis of unfamiliar texts with a focus on: identifying language features/techniques and learning to explain the effect   Study of a range of text types (poetry, short text and formal writing - opinion pieces/speeches).

This introduction will be supported by the use of a range of online tools to build student knowledge and skill level.  Online tools will always be available to students via Google classroom.  Students  can revisit and repeat activities in order to establish the vocabulary of language features firmly in their minds.

Waitangi -  Feb 6th

3

Feb 13 - Feb 17

1.3 Unfamiliar Continued


Formative Assessment on Unfamiliar Text

4

Feb 20 – Feb 24  

Introduction to Internal Assessment 2.9 Reading Responses.


Students will select a short text of their own to analyse and will use the same text for their 2.9 Reading Response.  


2.9 Submission RR#1

Short Text

5

Feb 27 – Mar 3

2.9 Reading Responses Continued

Responding to a visual text.  Students will go through the process of responding to a visual text in preparation for completing their own personal response on a visual/oral text in week 9.


6

Mar 6 - Mar 10

Introduction to 2.7 Analysing Connections

Pre-teaching of Analysing Connections.  Students will go through the process of how to meet the requirements of the standard.  The class will work on a practise connections report using a selection of texts.


7

Mar 13 - Mar 17

2.7 Analysing Connections - Continued



8

Mar 20 - Mar 24

2.7 Analysing Connections - Continued


Formative Assessment Presentation of Analysing Connections

9

Mar 27 – Mar 31

2.7 Analysing Connections

Writing a theme statement, selecting texts and completing the first log.

2.7 Analysing Connections Complete Log #1 & 2

10

Apr 3 – Apr 7

2.9 Reading Responses Revisited


2.9 Submission of RR # 2

Visual or Oral Text

11

Apr 10 – Apr 14

Catch -up



Term 2

1

May 1 – May 5

1.2 Visual Text Study/Media Studies Project

Students will begin studying a visual text in which will prepare them for the 1.2 External exam.  In order to cement student understanding of film techniques all Year 11 students will produce a film.  This will be a group activity and each film will be presented to the rest of the class.  At the end of the process the best films will be shared to the year 11 cohort.


Submission of RR# 3

Extended Written Text

Submission of Analysing Connections Log 3

2

May 8 – May 12




3

May 15 – May 19



4

May 22 – May 26




5

May 29 – June 2



ToD – 2nd June

Submission of presentation of Media Studies Project

6

June 5  – June 9

1.2 Visual Text Study Revisited


Queen’s - 5th June

7

June 12 – June 16




8

June 19 – June 23




9

June 26 – June 30

2.9 & 2.7 Revisited


Submission of RR#4

Visual or Oral Text

Submission of Analysing Connections Log #4

10

July 3 – July 7

2.9 & 2.7 Continued


Submission of Analysing Connections Internal

Term 3

1

July 24 – July 28

1.4 Creative Writing/1.5 Formal Writing

Pre-teaching on how to write both creatively and formally.  Students will get the opportunity to produce a piece of creative and formal writing.  They will submit one of the pieces for assessment.

ToD – 24th July

Submission of RR#5

Extended Text

2

July 31 – Aug 4




3

Aug 7 – Aug 11




4

Aug 14 – Aug 18



Submission of 1.4 Creative or 1.5 Formal Writing Assessment

5

Aug 21 – Aug 25



Submission of RR#6

Short Text

6

Aug 28 – Sep 1




7

Sep 4 – Sep 8




8

Sep 11 – Sep 15

School Exams?



9

Sep 18 – Sep 22

School Exams?



10

Sep 25 – Sep 29




Term 4

1

Oct 16 – Oct 20




2

Oct 23 – Oct 27




3

Oct 30 – Nov 3



Labour - 23th Oct

4

Nov 6 – Nov 10

NCEA Externals



5

Nov 13 – Nov 17

NCEA Externals



6

Nov 20 – Nov 24

NCEA Externals



7

Nov 27 – Dec 1

NCEA Externals



8

Dec 4 – Dec 8





Dec 11 – Dec 2



Last day 12th Dec


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