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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 English
Term 1Fairytales
Reading - Fairytales Question on two unseen texts: Extracts from fairy tales looking closely at use of language and its effect on the reader. Writing: Imaginative writing 1. Using language form and structure to write their own fairy tales 2. Using language effectively SPAG: -Parts of speech. -Elements of a sentence/different types of sentences; simple, compound and complex. -Punctuation: commas, apostrophes, question & exclamation marks, semi colon Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions and conclusions.
Assessment: 1. Reading: Extracts from fairy tales looking closely at use of language and its effect on the reader. 2. Writing: Imaginative writing - Using language form and structure to write their own fairy tales. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Extended Reading. Class Reader: Skellig
Reading: Extended Reading: Skellig Literature - How does the writer use language to make chapter 31 exciting? Read Critically. Focus on: -Character, inference, language, etc. Writing:-Writing about a character - Imaginative writing SPAG: -Parts of speech. -Elements of a sentence/different types of sentences; simple, compound and complex. -Punctuation: commas, apostrophes, question & exclamation marks, semi colon Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions and conclusions.
Assessment: 1. Literature: -How does the writer use language to make chapter 31 exciting? Read Critically. Focus on: -Character, inference, language, etc. 2. Writing: Writing about a character - Imaginative writing. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream
Reading: Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream Literature - Focus on: -Extract and Whole text -Context -Language -Theme -Characterisation How does Shakespeare make the romance between Titania and Bottom funny? (Use of extract from play) Writing: Transactional writing Diary entry SPAG: Structuring paragraphs, use of connectives. Different types of sentences. -Advanced punctuation: semi-colons, colons -Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions and conclusions
Assessment: 1. Lit - Focus on: -Extract and Whole text -Context -Language -Theme -Characterisation How does Shakespeare make the romance between Titania and Bottom funny? (Use of extract from play) 2. Transactional writing - Diary entry Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Non-fiction: Exam Preparation
Reading: Non-fiction: Exam Preparation Modelled on Edexcel’s paper 2 non-fiction paper Non-fiction – Travel Writing Question on unseen text. Writing: Transactional writing Plan, draft, proof read -Structure, presentation and layout of an article SPAG: Structuring paragraphs, use of connectives. Different types of sentences. -Advanced punctuation: semi-colons, colons -Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions and conclusions.
Assessment: 1. Non-fiction: Exam Preparation. Modelled on Edexcel’s paper 2 non-fiction paper. Question on unseen text. 2. Transactional writing – To produce a newspaper article, paying close attention to structure and use of language. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Intro to Poetry
Reading: Poetry: Intro to Poetry Literature- Poetry selection – with unseen and comparison Focus on: -Close reading with evidence. -Poetic conventions -Inference/evidence -Relevant terminology Writing: Imaginative writing: own poetry. SPAG: Standard English: looking at formal and informal registers. Advanced punctuation: speech marks; semi-colons and colons - Different types of sentences.
Assessment: End of year exam based on paper 1 of the Edexcel English GCSE paper; section A reading comprehension - fiction texts comprehension; section B – imaginative writing.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Modern Drama: Frankenstein
Reading: Modern Drama: Frankenstein - reading Focus on understanding: -context -Language -Setting -Characterisation -Relevant terminology How does the writer present a specific theme? Writing: Transactional Letter SPAG: Standard English: looking at formal and informal registers. Advanced punctuation: speech marks; semi-colons and colons -Different types of sentences.
Assessment: End of year exam based on Paper 2 of the GCSE English exam; section A – reading comprehension - non-fiction texts; section B – transactional writing.Key Words and Terms
 

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