Presentation on theme: "THE CITY SCHOOL- DARAKHSHAN CAMPUS ENGLISH LANGUAGE – SENIOR II-T"— Presentation transcript:
1 THE CITY SCHOOL- DARAKHSHAN CAMPUS ENGLISH LANGUAGE – SENIOR II-T ACTION PLANSHEHLA FATIMA ZUBERITHE CITY SCHOOL- DARAKHSHAN CAMPUSENGLISH LANGUAGE – SENIOR II-T
2 GOALS – LONG TERMTo enhance students’ proficiency in English Language ,both written and spoken ,as per CIE requirementsTo develop students’ communication skills,effectivelyTo develop analytical and critical thinking skillsTo enable students to practice and follow the CIE paper patternTo adopt 21st century teaching approaches to enhance students’ appreciation of English Language
3 GOALS –SHORT TERMTo enable students to develop deeper understanding of the given Comprehension text, both literally as well as figuratively.Develop effective means of communication through written medium, in varying situationsFollow and practice the conventions of English Language (Grammar ,Vocabulary , Formats etc)
4 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND TASKS Topic21st century ApproachTechniques/ModesBloom’s ApplicationComprehensionQuestioning skills/speaking and Listening skillsCritical Reading of given text/ attempting questionsKnowledge Synthesis Analysis Application EvaluationDirected WritingGiving directions skills/Encouraging skillsBrainstorming/ Discussion/ Write-upApplication Analysis SynthesisCreative WritingEncouraging skills and Observing skillsBrainstorming/ Discussion/Write-upComprehend Analysis Synthesis
5 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND TASKS Topic21st century ApproachTechniques/ModesBloom’s ApplicationVocabularyListening and speaking skills/ encouraging skillsSearching for meaning of given list of words/ application of vocabulary in Write-upKnowledge / ApplicationGrammarObserving and Monitoring skills/Giving Directions skillsPractice exercises/ Application of learnt concepts in write-upKnowledge/ Comprehend/ Application
6 SYLLABUS AIMS AND ASSESSMENT The Task aspect of Paper 1 is Directed Writing, where communication of key information is required to achieve a specific purpose for a certain audience in a particular situation. Language (as well as content) is tested in the Creative Writing section, where candidates have an opportunity to display their English language skills in order to express their opinion, experience or imagination.The Task aspect of Paper 2 is Reading for Ideas, where, for example, scanning for and summarizing specific information is required to achieve and convey a global understanding of a text.Language is tested in the Reading for Meaning section, where there is a greater demand for English language skills in order to demonstrate more in-depth understanding of a text.In this way, it is hoped that candidates will develop strategies to be able to transfer these communication skills to other subjects and to their future careers/studies as they encounter a variety of texts and are required to make a positive impact through the written word.
7 Cambridge O Level English Language Syllabus code 1123 The Cambridge O Level English Language syllabus has been developed in response to customer feedbackin a number of ways is the first year of examination of the revised syllabus. Specific changes aredetailed at the end of this booklet, but key features of the changes made are:• modernized aims: to encourage communicative competence, creativity, critical skills and cross-culturalawareness.clear assessment objectives: these assess the same underlying skills as before but they are groupedas four writing and four reading objectives. The assessment objectives provide a clear link between theaims of the syllabus and the scheme of assessment.balance:• the two shorter reading passages, one factual and one narrative, replace one long passage;• the writing paper gives equal weighting to directed and creative writing.• transferable skills to aid study in other subjects as well as effective communication:• task as well as language is emphasized across reading and writing, through reading for main ideas aswell as reading for precise meaning, and through directed writing as well as creative writing;• summary skills have greater focus on critical skills in analyzing information, such as identifyingadvantages and disadvantages. These reflect the needs of candidates in the new information age.Essential literacy skills and question types have been retained, which give the syllabus its worldwiderecognition of first language English standards and minimize the need for re-training.
8 CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS SUGGESTED SOLUTIONSHaving a discussion with Principal and Head to clarify the agendaSWOT analysis of studentsClub classes twice a weekSettlement with Lab In-charge about vacant periodsExchange of Resources with other relevant teachersUsing Past Papers for practiceSharing the CIE Marking Scheme and Examiner’s Report with studentsCHALLENGESPermission from PrincipalTime Allocation (periods)Availability of LabResearch tools/meansMotivation among studentsLack of English Language proficiency among studentsAvailability of Resource booksAvailability of Internet
9 RESOURCES CIE Paper pattern and Marking Scheme Past papers Library and Computer LabResource books and relevant websitesFeedback from teachers of same subjectInternet /Multi-media /DVD’s
11 TIMELINE AUG – SEP OCT – NOV Paper-II (Comprehension) DEC Orientation to paper pattern /examiner’s report/ Paper-I (Directed writing/creative writing)OCT – NOVPaper-II (Comprehension)DECMID-YEAR EXAMSJAN – FEBPractice of Past papers ( paper- I & II)MARRecap and revision of all concepts/formatsAPRILMOCKSMAYC.I. Exams begin
12 CONCLUSION“STUDENTS ARE ANY NATION’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND EMPOWERING THEM WITH TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND 21ST CENTURY TEACHING/LEARNING SKILLS IS CRUCIAL FOR THEIR ACADEMIC AS WELL AS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.THE YOUTH OF TODAY MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH ALL THE REQUIRED SKILLS AND TOOLS,SO AS TO FACE THE CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES OF FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE AND EXCEL IN THEIR ENDEAVOURS….”