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Year 8

SUBJECT:               ENGLISH—Yr 8  2018



Course Outline

In Year 8 students respond to a variety of texts critically, imaginatively and interpretively and compose accurate, clear and coherent texts. They use English in personal, social and learning contexts with increasing control and understanding of the form and features of language and structures of texts, and with increasing awareness of purpose, audience and context. Students make connections between texts. They recognise the main ideas and points of view and the ways in which texts seek to position responders. They make decisions about whether content and language are appropriate to purpose, audience and context.

Course Outcomes

EN4-1A                 responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN4-2A                 effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

EN4-3B                 uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN4-4B                 makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence

EN4-5C                 thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

EN4-6C                 identifies and explains connections between and among texts

EN4-7D                  demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it

EN4-8D                 identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts

EN4-9E                   uses, reflects on and assesses their individual and collaborative skills for learning

Assessment Grid


Assessment Task

Outcomes ENA4

Weighting %

Due Date

Rabbit-Proof Fence Essay Task

Mode: Writing/Viewing and Representation


1A, 6C, 7D




Term 1 Week 6


Public Speaking Mode: Speaking


2A, 3B, 5C




Term 2 Week 9

Poetry and Picture Books Mode: Reading/Representing


1A, 5C, 6C




Term 3 Week 10

Media Yearly examination 


2A, 8D, 9E




Term 4 Week 5



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