Year 7 English
In Year 7 English, you read and view a variety of texts and learn to respond analytically and creatively.
In Semester 1, the focus is on the film, Paper Planes. Meanwhile, in Semester 2, you will read Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina.
You will work with a range of other texts including short fiction, poetry, multi-media, social media and non-fiction to explore how You will work with a range of other texts including short fiction, poetry, multi-media, social media and non-fiction to explore how language communicates ideas. Then, you will create your own audio, visual, multi-modal and written texts to respond creatively and imaginatively.
You will be introduced to new aspects of grammar and literacy skills and supported to develop your ability to use language appropriately for a range of different audiences and purposes.
What do you do?
You will complete activities including:
- Read and respond to a variety of texts
- Reflect on your own experience
- Create your own multi-modal texts (screencasts, podcasts, vodcasts, interactive timelines, graphic short fiction, comics)
- Express your opinions
- Listen and share with your classmates
- Learn about Indigenous cultures
- Develop your vocabulary and complete grammar activities
What skills do you develop?
Reading and viewing:
- reading for comprehension and meaning
- understanding of fictional and real world texts
- summarising texts
- making connections between texts and ideas
- connecting texts to personal experience.
Speaking and listening:
- reflecting on learning (using audio files)
- presenting book reviews (using video files)
- doing PowerPoint presentations
- presenting opinions and reflections for collaboration with classmates.
Writing and presenting:
- analysing films and books
- expressing responses creatively (written, audio, video forms)
- writing persuasively
- analysing persuasive strategies
- using grammar effectively
- proofreading and editing
- using rubrics to plan and self-assess
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
You must have access to the internet to access this course. Work will be completed and submitted online weekly.
You also need a headset microphone or a computer with speakers and microphone in order to take part in online lessons and to complete oral tasks.
Things you can do now
You can access a copy of Paper Planes when you start the course. However, you can get your own copy to watch before you start.
Paper Planes Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould
The film version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children does not have an appropriate classification rating for students at Year 7 level. The printed version of the text is the one set for study in this subject.
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.