In Year 8 English, students will engage in the three strands of the Australian English Curriculum; Language, Literature and Literacy.
Students will read, view and analyse a range of texts eg Poetry, Prose, Drama, Visual, Short Pieces, Multimedia and Electronic texts.
Students will listen to, evaluate and produce a range of spoken texts, eg Anecdotes, Debates, Multimedia Presentations, Poetry Performances, Formal Speeches and Social Issue Reports.
Students will also compose a range of texts – written and multimedia for particular audiences, purposes and contexts.
The nature of the texts students will study and produce will focus on increasingly complex ideas and themes as they prepare for year 9. There will always be an emphasis on exploring issues relevant to adolescents and an approach that allows students to engage with aspects of our society including its diverse cultural aspects. At each year level, students will develop skills in understanding the language of different texts and acquire strategies to help them compose their own texts.
Study will also include a reading program aimed at increasing student literacy and reading proficiency. This will be supported by programs such as Tactical Teaching Reading and Literacy Pro.
Students will be assessed according to the Achievement Standard in the Australian Curriculum for Year 8 English under both:
THRIVE • RESPECT • INTEGRITY