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YEAR 10 11 ENGLISH TRANSITION 2012-13

Course Information and Orientation Activities

Semester One Unit 1

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 1


Outcome 1 - Reading & Responding

(Text Response Analysis and Essay Writing)


TEXT: Night by Elie Wiesel - Term 1

ASSESSMENT:
A text response essay SAC on the text (100 mins and 600-800 words). An oral presentation SAC (3-5 minutes) on an aspect of the Holocaust. Other set class work (i.e. chapter questions or practice tasks) for an S meaning, satisfactory completion of the Outcome.

Outcome 3 Using Language to Persuade

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 1


(Issues Language Analysis and Point of View Piece)
Exploration of a variety of issues that are currently

in the media Terms 1 + 2. ASSESSMENT:


A written analysis of a persuasive text (100 minutes). An oral presentation that conveys a point-of-view on the issue (3-5 minutes). Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an S.

Outcome 2 Creating & Presenting

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 1


(Context Writing Folio)
CONTEXT: Encountering Conflict
TEXT: The study of a film: Omagh directed by

Pete Travis. ASSESSMENT:


A context SAC that shows imagination and understanding of context and texts, as well as a Statement of Intention to explain authorial choices. These will be either one extended piece of writing or 3 shorter pieces. (150 minutes 700-900 words all together). Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an S.

Semester Two Unit 2

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 2


Outcome 1 - Reading & Responding

(Text Response Analysis and essay writing)


TEXT: Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Term 3

ASSESSMENT:
A Text Response Essay on the text (100 mins and 600-800 words). Other set class work (i.e. chapter questions or practice tasks) for an S meaning, satisfactory completion of the Outcome.

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 2


Outcome 3 Using Language to Persuade

(Issues Language Analysis and Point of View Piece)


Exploration of a variety of issues that are

currently in the media Terms 3.

ASSESSMENT:
An Issues SAC comprising: a written analysis of a persuasive text (100 minutes). A written Point of View Piece on the issue (50 minutes). Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an S.

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 2


Outcome 2 Creating & Presenting

(Context Writing Folio).


CONTEXT: Encountering Conflict TEXT: The book The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-

Sharif by Robert Hillman Term 4. ASSESSMENT:


A Context Writing SAC that shows imagination and knowledge of context and texts, as well as a Statement of Intention to explain authorial choices. These will be either one extended piece of writing or 3 shorter pieces. (150 minutes 700-900 words all together). Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an S.

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 1+2


End of Semester EXAMS:
There will be two exams throughout the year at the end of each semester. They will comprise:
A Text response Essay A Context Piece Language Analysis

You will be given 15 minutes reading time and 2 hours of writing time for each exam.

YR 11 ENGLISH 2013 Unit 2


Holiday Homework (yes, youre now in VCE):
Read Night by Elie Wiesel. Complete chapter summaries of each chapter on

the handout provided. Complete definitions for the glossary words on the handout (in your own words).

Your holiday homework needs to be submitted, fully completed, on the first day of Term 1 next year.