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1 A course outline of Units 1 and 2 English...

2 Semester One Unit 1

3 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – 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 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.

4 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 1  Outcome 3 – Using Language to Persuade (Issues – Language Analysis and Point of View Piece)  Exploration of an issue that is currently in the media – Terms ASSESSMENT:  A written analysis of a persuasive article from a newspaper on the issue explored in class (50 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’.

5 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 1  Outcome 2 – Creating & Presenting (Context Writing Folio)  CONTEXT: “Human Nature and the Mind”  TEXT: Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (and a selection of other sources) – Term 2. ASSESSMENT:  A context SAC that shows imagination and understanding of context and text, as well as a “Statement of Intention” to explain authorial choices (150 minutes – words ).  Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an ‘S’.

6 Semester Two Unit 2

7 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – 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 words).  Other set class work (i.e. chapter questions or practice tasks) for an ‘S’ – meaning, satisfactory completion of the Outcome.

8 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 2  Outcome 3 – Using Language to Persuade (Issues – Language Analysis and Point of View Piece)  Exploration of an issue that is currently in the media – Terms 3. ASSESSMENT:  An ‘Issues’ SAC comprising: a written analysis of a persuasive article from a newspaper on the issue explored in class (50 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’.

9 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 2  Outcome 2 – Creating & Presenting (Context Writing Folio).  CONTEXT: “The Use and Abuse of Power”  TEXT: The Superhero Film Genre – using a range of films and other sources – Term 4. ASSESSMENT:  A Context Writing SAC that shows imagination and knowledge of context and text, as well as a “Statement of Intention” to explain authorial choices (150 minutes – words all together).  Other set class work (i.e. practice tasks) for an ‘S’.

10 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 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 10 minutes reading time and 2 hours of writing time for each exam.

11 YR 11 ENGLISH 2011 – Unit 2  Holiday Homework (yes, you’re 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.


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