Presentation on theme: "YEAR 7 ENGLISH AT CHESTERFIELD"— Presentation transcript:
1 YEAR 7 ENGLISH AT CHESTERFIELD How can I best support my child?
2 What will Year 7 learn? Autumn Term Spring term Summer Term Study of a novelNon – fiction unit: discursive writingIsland projectShakespeare playTexts from other culturesLiterary heritage –‘A Christmas Carol’Through these units, the skills of reading, writing, speaking & listening are taught. Literacy skills are embedded throughout.
3 How are the classes set in English? Students are set from the beginning of Year 7, using a range of data, but mainly using Key stage 2 teacher assessment levels informed by Key Stage 2 SATS results (where applicable).Although Year 7 are timetabled in two parallel bands, there is an upper and lower ability band:SET MOVEMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT HALF TERM WHERE NECESSARY.Ms Molyneux/ Mr LoughlinP 1Mr LoughlinQ 1P 2Ms ConcannonQ 2Ms McGowanP 3Ms MortonQ 3Ms McGowanP 4Ms Convery
4 How can I best support my child? By: 1. Talking regularly about what they are doing in English. 2. Asking about what they like and dislike about the novel/play/poets they are studying at the moment. 3. Asking them if they want help with proofreading the quality of their work: spellings, basic skills etc. 4. Asking to see their book on a regular basis; enquiring about and checking the quality of their homework.
7 “While good readers gain new skills very rapidly, and quickly move from learning to read to reading to learn, poor readers become increasingly frustrated with the act of reading, and try to avoid reading where possible”The Matthew EffectDaniel Rigney
8 “The word-rich get richer while the word-poor get poorer” in their reading skills (CASL)
9 ReadingTop tipsEncourage your child to read ANYTHING & everything they can including newspapers and non-fiction.Talk to them about what you’re/they’re reading. Read the books they read in school and at home.If they’re a reluctant reader, tap into their interests. You know them best! If they liked the film, they may like the book!See handout / reading lists
10 Writing Skills - Content Top TipsCheck that the writing suits the purpose: argue, persuade, describe, review, analyse, entertain, inform.Check that style of writing is appropriate to the audience.Ensure that a variety of sentence starters and types are used.Ensure that vocabulary is suitably ambitious.Challenge your child to learn new vocabulary!Check the accuracy of their punctuation.
11 Writing TypesArgue: Write to present a particular argument, considering both sidesPersuade: Write to convince someone of a point of view.Describe: Write using sensory imagery to help your reader picture and feel a place, event, setting or character.Review: Write to summarise and give your opinion.Analyse: Write to explain your understanding of implicit and explicit meaning, effect and purpose. Using PETE (next slide!)Entertain: Write to engage a reader.Inform: Write to give factual information.Advise: Write using modal verbs to make suggestions
12 PAFT Purpose – What job is the writer trying to do? Purpose Audience Argue Inform Analyse ImaginePersuade Explain Review ExploreAdvise Describe Comment EntertainLeaflet ArticleWeb page StoryLetterSpeech EssayReport AdvertEnthusiastic Angry Questioning ObjectivePassionate Frustrated Doubtful SubjectiveHopeful Pessimistic Suspicious NeutralOptimistic Sad Sarcastic CynicalHumorous Annoyed Ironic KnowledgeableChildren ExpertsTeenagers FansParents MenPensioners WomenWorkers AdultsPAFTPurposeAudienceFormToneAge Interests LifestyleGender Education ClassJob Hobbies PoliticsPurpose – What job is the writer trying to do?Audience – The ReaderForm – Type of WritingTone – What is the mood of the writing?
13 P.E.T.E Point, Evidence, Technique, Explanation This is an essential writing structure for writing to analyse.If students can master this, it:Boosts exam performanceHelps structure their analytical thoughtsAids essay writing in all subjects
14 How does Tommo feel about his father’s death? POINT:How does Tommo feel about his father’s death?Write a full sentence.Tommo feels…because…EVIDENCE: Highlight a word or phrase that shows you this.Words that show me this are…EXPLANATION:How does this phrase prove your point?What does it make you think?What does it make you feel?
15 Tommo feels miserable because his father has died Tommo feels miserable because his father has died. A quote to show this is: “I have inside me a secret so horrible, a secret I can never tell anyone, not even Charlie”. This shows me he feels miserable because he uses the word ‘horrible’, which means something really bad or awful. This shows he feels miserable because something terrible has happened to him. This quote makes me feel sorry for Tommo because young children should not have to experience such sad events.POINT:How does Tommo feel about his father’s death?Write a full sentence.Tommo feels…because…EVIDENCE: Highlight a word or phrase that shows you this.Words that show me this are…EXPLANATION:How does this phrase prove your point?What does it make you think?What does it make you feel?
16 Begin some sentences with a verb Running… Turning… Seeing…Hearing… Ruminating…Begin some sentences with a verbLoving... Falling… Hoping… Believing… Succeeding…
17 Begin sentences with a time reference Yesterday, Since then,After lunch, Before…Begin sentences with a time referenceDuring the war, Meanwhile,As the game went on,
18 Begin sentences with a place reference In the cave, At the bus stop,At the back of my mind,Begin sentences with a place referenceOn the left wing, At home,Deep under the ground,
19 Know your connectives Adding: and, also, as well as, moreover, too Cause & effect: because, so, therefore, thus, consequentlySequencing: next, then, first, finally, meanwhile, before, afterQualifying: however, although, unless, except, if, as long as, apart from, yetEmphasising: above all, in particular, especially, significantly, indeed, notablyIllustrating: for example, such as, for instance, as revealed by, in the case ofComparing: equally, in the same way, similarly, likewise, as with, likeContrasting: whereas, instead of, alternatively, otherwise, unlike, on the other hand
20 SpellingTop tip – Encourage your child to remember the difficult part of spellings with one of the following methods:
21 METHOD 1. Spell Speak – breaking up into syllables/sounds Sumptuous = SUMP + tu + ousDiarrhoea = Di + a + rr + ho + e + aIndependent = In + de + pen + DENT
22 METHOD 2. Sentences to remember awkward letters Graffiti = two feet and one toeUnnecessary = one collar two sleevesmaybe spell speak this one tooun +nec + ess +ARYAccommodation = two coffees in two mugs
23 METHOD 3. Words within words Library = braSeparate= a ratDefinite = itFriends to the ‘end’
24 METHOD 4. Acrostics Rhyme – Red Hens Yell More Eggs Synch ronised – Sell Your Next Clever Hen
25 Spelling… Time to play!!- make your own word search.- test the whole family!- spelling quest game.
26 CLUBS RUN BY WHERE WHEN Creative writing club Sixth form (Miss Morton) Extra Curricular Events CLUBSRUN BYWHEREWHENCreative writing clubSixth form(Miss Morton)E4THURSDAY LUNCHReading GroupKS3 and 4Miss ConveryE8FRIDAY LUNCHFilm club – KS3(with popcorn!!)Miss McWeanE5TUESDAY 3PM-4PMDebating Club -ALLMs HindeE7TBCLiterature ClubMr BellE3FRIDAY 3PM-4PM TRIPSRUN BYWHEREWHENHarry Potter Studio Tour – KS3Miss FallonLondonFeb 2014