Ko te reo te ora - Language is life
What will you learn in Year 11 English?
show a developed awareness of how aspects of te ao Māori are woven through texts by reading a range of Māori literature.
learn to describe and explain how aspects of Māori storytelling shape texts.
interpret ideas within and between texts from a range of contexts.
identify and understand the features of language use in particular contexts.
communicate developed ideas by selecting and using a range of language features accurately for a variety of effects.
seek feedback and make changes, with guidance, to improve clarity, meaning and effect.
identify, describe, and explain their own perspectives through their responses to various texts.
show a developed understanding of how writers position their intended audience through using the language conventions and techniques, point of view, structure, contexts, and intended purpose that shape a range of texts.
take a stance, explaining and justifying their interpretations of increasingly complex texts, using examples and/or details primarily from the text but also from beyond it.
identify how identity influences and informs personal responses to language and language choices.
describe and explain the literary qualities of increasingly complex texts using examples from the text.
What will you achieve?
A developed understanding of how text creators position their intended audience through using the language conventions and techniques, point of view, structure, contexts, and intended purpose that shape a range of texts.
An appreciation for how the English language in Aotearoa New Zealand is unique and includes elements of te reo Māori and Pacific languages.
Pieces of creative or formal writing which draw upon an understanding of how language works to create meaning.