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Level 2 English Year Plan

Level 2 English - Year Planner 2018

Power and Dissent



Week

Date

Unit of Work

Assessment

Notes

Term 1

1

Jan 29 – Feb 2  

Power and Dissent

Introduction to course content, themes, texts, and assessments


Akl Ann. – Jan 29th

2

Feb 5 – Feb 9

Research Task

Before we begin to view and analyse a variety of texts from a specified genre, you are going to develop your research and presentational skills linked to this type of literature (chosen genre is at teacher’s discretion)


Waitangi -  Feb 6th

3

Feb 12 - Feb 16

2.4 Writing Portfolio: Creative Writing Piece

Based on issues and themes from the research task and presentations, you will plan and compose a creative story

2.4 Writing Portfolio

Submission of the written piece


4

Feb 19 – Feb 23  

Close Viewing

Introduction to the 2.10 Close Viewing internal standard, revision of film techniques, and deconstruction of exemplars



5

Feb 26 – Mar 2

Student choice of film text and close analysis


Pre-submissions for 2.10


6

Mar 5 - Mar 9

Student choice of film text and close analysis finalised

2.10 Close Viewing

Final Submission Due


7

Mar 12 - Mar 16

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.5 Oral Presentation: Formal Writing Piece
Based on issues and themes from the course so far, you will plan and compose a formal piece of writing in the form of a magazine or newspaper article. This may also be used for the 2.5 oral presentation. You will deconstruct Oral Presentation exemplars and identify language features.



8

Mar 19 - Mar 23

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.5 Oral Presentations continued



9

Mar 26 – Mar 30

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.5 Oral Presentations continued


Easter Friday - Mar 30th

10

Apr 2 – Apr 6

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.5 Oral Presentations continued

2.4 Writing Portfolio
Pre-submission of the formal writing piece

Easter Monday - Apr 2
Easter Tuesday - Apr 3

11

Apr 9 – Apr 13

Catch-up, review and reflection of the term. Preparation for 2.5 submission next term. Two pieces MUST be completed for 2.4 in order to do the standard.



Term 2

1

   April 30  – May 4

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.7 Connections Report
Students are to work on a third piece for 2.4 Writing Portfolio. Introduce 2.7 assessment standard and student selection of text and connections. Student deconstruction of exemplars, texts, and note making for connections report.

2.5 Oral Presentation Final Submission Due


2

May 7 – May 11

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.7 Connections Report continued




3

May 14 – May 18

Students to work on a fourth piece for 2.4. Texts should be selected for 2.7 and report started.



4

May 21 – May 25

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.7 Connections Report continued



5

May 28 – June 1

2.4 Writing Portfolio/2.7 Connections Report continued



6

June 4  – June 8

Continued composition of connections report with checkpoints for introduction and analytical body paragraph. 2.4 final crafting and editing.

2.4 Writing Portfolio
2.7 Connections Report

Pre-submission due

Queen’s - 4th June
ToD - 5th June

7

June 11 – June 15

Final crafting and editing of 2.4/2.7.



8

June 18 – June 22

Writing Portfolio OR Connections Report

Editing, crafting and redrafting of connections report/writing portfolio for final submission

2.4 Writing Portfolio

2.7 Connections Report

Final Submission Due


9

June 25 – June 29

2.1 Short Stories/Poetry Study

Read, discuss and deconstruct short stories/poems



10

July 2 – July 6

Short story/poem study continued



Term 3

1

July 23 – July 27

2.2 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)

2.2 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

2.1 Written Text

2.2 Visual Text

2.3 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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