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Form 2 - Key Stage 3 Year 8



Term Plans (2017-2018)

Term 2

Week
Comprehension/Reading/
Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Comprehension- A terrible place in the jungle- pgs. 52 and 53
Developing your language- images and metaphors- pg. 53

Workbook- pg. 28
Word builder- Pg. 53

Revision of verb tenses- pgs. 54 and 55
2
Comprehension- The Gobi Desert: Saved by an oasis- pgs. 56 and 57
Developing your language- describing locations- pg. 57

Workbook- pg. 29
Word builder- pg. 57
3
The conditional tense- pgs. 58 and 59
Developing your language- Personification- pg. 61

Workbook- pgs. 30 and 31
Word builder- Pg. 61
4
Writing a summary- pgs. 62 and 63
Workbook- pg. 32

5
Introduction to Editorials- pg. 68
Developing your language- the prefix ‘in’ – pg. 69

Workbook- pgs. 34, 35 and 36

6
Carnival Monday and Tuesday

Revision of imagery (similes, metaphors, idioms) – pg. 71
7
Formal and informal register- pg. 70
Workbook- pgs. 37 and 38
Revision of punctuation- pgs.74 and 75

Word builder- Pg. 73
8
Comprehension- Handy holiday hobby hints- pg. 72
Workbook- pgs. 39 and 40

9
Writing a report- pgs. 78 and 79

Comprehension- Conquering Mount Everest- pg. 84
Developing your language- ‘unpacking’ words- pg. 85

Workbook- pgs. 42, 43 and 44
Revision of prepositional phrases- pgs. 86 and 87
Word builder- Pg.85
10
Comprehension- Drifting- pgs. 88 and 89
Developing your language- onomatopoeia- pg. 89

Workbook- pgs. 45 and 46
Revision of spelling- pgs. 90 and 91

Word builder- Pg. 89
11
Writing about a poem- pgs. 94 and 95
Workbook- pgs. 47 and 48

12
Revision of work covered for the term

End of Term 2


Term 1


Week
Comprehension/Reading/
Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Comprehension- A blog about food choices- Pg.4
Revision of similes.

Developing your language- Stylistic technique- Pg.5
Word builder- Pg.5




2
Sentences and sentence punctuation- Pgs.6 and 7
Parenthetical phrases- Pg.7

3
Comprehension- Are children consuming too much sugar? Pgs. 8 and 9.

Create protest about sugary drinks being banned in schools.
Developing your language-paragraphs- Pg.9
Word builder- Pg.9
4
Spelling practice- Pgs.10 and 11.
Spelling bee competition.
Confusing homophones

5
Healthy eating- a radio discussion- Pg.12

Promoting healthy eating- Pgs.14 and 15
Developing your language- writing appropriately for the reader- Pgs.12 and 13
Word builder- Pg.12
6
Comprehension- The world’s most famous play- Pgs. 20 and 21
Synonyms and Antonyms revision- Pgs.22 and 23
Developing your language- creating bias- Pg.21
Bias- being assertive- Workbook
Word builder- Pg. 21
7
Comprehension- Great Expectations- Pg.24
Semi-colon revision- Pgs. 26 and 27
Semi colon exercise in Workbook
Word builder- Pgs. 25 and 29
8
Writing a dramatic scene- Pgs. 30 and 31
Developing your language- atmosphere through setting- Pg.29
Word builder- creating atmosphere- Pg.29
9
Comprehension- The Robots of Dawn- Pgs. 36 and 37

Different types of questions- Closed, Open, Leading, Rhetorical- Pgs.38 and 39
Developing your language- regular and irregular verbs- Pg.37
Exercise in Workbook
Word builder- Pg.37

10
Comprehension- A balanced argument- Pgs. 40 and 41
Developing your language- building a technical vocabulary- Pg. 41
Word builder- Pg. 41
11
Writing and presenting a report- Pgs. 42 and 43
Developing your language- using a thesaurus- Pg. 45

12
Writing and performing a speech- Pgs. 46 and 47


13
Revision of work covered for the term
14
End of Term Exams
15
Last week of school








Term Plans (2016-2017)



Term 3



Week
Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Comprehension- The Legend of Catahecassa and the Two-horned Snake- Pgs. 100 and 101
Developing your language- using similes- pg. 101

Workbook- pgs. 50 and 51
Word builder- Pg. 101
2
Paragraph building- pgs. 102 and 103

Comprehension- Beowolf, the Mighty Hero- pg. 104
Developing your language- writing a description- pg.105

Workbook- pgs. 52 and 53
Word builder- Pg. 105
3
Building stories and information texts- Pgs. 106 and 107
Workbook- pgs. 54 and 55

4
Comprehension- Tribes- pgs. 116 and 117
Developing your language- story openers- Pg. 117

Workbook- Pgs. 58 and 59
Word builder- Pg. 117
5
Adverbs and adverbials- Pgs. 118 and 119

Comprehension- And the Mountain Echoed- Pgs. 120 and 121
Developing your language- creating character- Pg. 121

Workbook- Pg. 60
Word builder- Pg. 121
6
Relative Clauses- Pgs. 122 and 123

Planning and writing stories- Pgs. 126 and 127
Workbook- Pg. 62-64
Revision of imagery (similes, metaphors, idioms) – pg. 71
7
Comprehension- Television news- an international miracle- Pgs. 132 and 133
Sentence lengths- Pgs. 134 and 135
Developing your language- using prefixes- Pg. 133
Workbook- pgs. 66 and 67
Word builder- Pg. 133
8
Comprehension- A Mother’s Complaint- Pgs. 136 and 137

Antecedents and relative pronouns- Pgs. 138 and 139
Developing your language- creating a sense of audience- Pg. 137

Workbook- pgs. 68 to 71
Word builder- Pg. 137
9
Revision of work covered.


10
End of Year exams.


11
End of Year exams.


12
End of Term 3.



Term 2



Week
Comprehension/Reading/
Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Comprehension- A terrible place in the jungle- pgs. 52 and 53
Developing your language- images and metaphors- pg. 53

Workbook- pg. 28
Word builder- Pg. 53

Revision of verb tenses- pgs. 54 and 55




2
Comprehension- The Gobi Desert: Saved by an oasis- pgs. 56 and 57
Developing your language- describing locations- pg. 57

Workbook- pg. 29
Word builder- pg. 57
3
The conditional tense- pgs. 58 and 59
Developing your language- Personification- pg. 61

Workbook- pgs. 30 and 31
Word builder- Pg. 61
4
Writing a summary- pgs. 62 and 63
Workbook- pg. 32

5
Introduction to Editorials- pg. 68
Developing your language- the prefix ‘in’ – pg. 69

Workbook- pgs. 34, 35 and 36

6
Formal and informal register- pg. 70

Revision of imagery (similes, metaphors, idioms) – pg. 71
7
Comprehension- Handy holiday hobby hints- pg. 72
Workbook- pgs. 37 and 38
Revision of punctuation- pgs.74 and 75

Word builder- Pg. 73
8
Writing a report- pgs. 78 and 79
Workbook- pgs. 39 and 40

9
Carnival Monday and Tuesday

Comprehension- Conquering Mount Everest- pg. 84
Developing your language- ‘unpacking’ words- pg. 85

Workbook- pgs. 42, 43 and 44
Revision of prepositional phrases- pgs. 86 and 87
Word builder- Pg.85


10
Comprehension- Drifting- pgs. 88 and 89
Developing your language- onomatopoeia- pg. 89

Workbook- pgs. 45 and 46
Revision of spelling- pgs. 90 and 91

Word builder- Pg. 89
11
Writing about a poem- pgs. 94 and 95
Workbook- pgs. 47 and 48

12
Revision of work covered for the term


13
Sports Day

End of Term 2



Term 1



Week
Comprehension/Reading/
Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Comprehension- A blog about food choices- Pg.4
Revision of similes.

Developing your language- Stylistic technique- Pg.5
Word builder- Pg.5




2
Sentences and sentence punctuation- Pgs.6 and 7
Parenthetical phrases- Pg.7

3
Comprehension- Are children consuming too much sugar? Pgs. 8 and 9.

Create protest about sugary drinks being banned in schools.
Developing your language-paragraphs- Pg.9
Word builder- Pg.9
4
Spelling practice- Pgs.10 and 11.
Spelling bee competition.
Confusing homophones

5
Healthy eating- a radio discussion- Pg.12

Promoting healthy eating- Pgs.14 and 15
Developing your language- writing appropriately for the reader- Pgs.12 and 13
Word builder- Pg.12
6
Comprehension- The world’s most famous play- Pgs. 20 and 21
Synonyms and Antonyms revision- Pgs.22 and 23
Developing your language- creating bias- Pg.21
Bias- being assertive- Workbook
Word builder- Pg. 21
7
Comprehension- Great Expectations- Pg.24
Semi-colon revision- Pgs. 26 and 27
Semi colon exercise in Workbook
Word builder- Pgs. 25 and 29
8
Writing a dramatic scene- Pgs. 30 and 31
Developing your language- atmosphere through setting- Pg.29
Word builder- creating atmosphere- Pg.29
9
Comprehension- The Robots of Dawn- Pgs. 36 and 37

Different types of questions- Closed, Open, Leading, Rhetorical- Pgs.38 and 39
Developing your language- regular and irregular verbs- Pg.37
Exercise in Workbook
Word builder- Pg.37

10
Comprehension- A balanced argument- Pgs. 40 and 41
Developing your language- building a technical vocabulary- Pg. 41
Word builder- Pg. 41
11
Writing and presenting a report- Pgs. 42 and 43
Developing your language- using a thesaurus- Pg. 45

12
Writing and performing a speech- Pgs. 46 and 47


13
Revision of work covered for the term
14
End of Term Exams









Term Plans (2015 - 2016)


Term 3




Week
Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Intro to Poetry Writing

(Acrostic Poetry)

Comprehension Passage

“The Pearl”

Pgs.144-147

14.3 A. 1-6 & B & 14.4 A & B
Reflexive Pronouns

Simple Past Tense

Pgs. 125-130
Vocabulary:

Meaning in Context

Use of Context Clues

Pg.125
2
Comprehension Passage

“The Escape”

Identifying elements of the story

Using interpretive language


3
Comprehension Passage

“The Fire That Won’t Go Out”

Pgs. 133-13

A. 1-5 & B. 1-5
Collective Nouns

Pgs. 137-138
Vocabulary Practice

Pg.135 A 1-6 & B 1-10
4
Reading Comprehension

“On the Move”

Literal Comprehension

Interpretive Comprehension


Literary devices- Simile, Alliteration, Repetition, Onomatopoeia
Use of verbs, adjectives,

Adverbs and prepositions

5
Short Story Writing

What are the Components of a Story?

Reading a Sample Story

Writing a story in class
Using the Future Tense

Pgs. 139-140

Adverbs

Pgs. 149-151

Ex 5. 1-8
Spelling

Pgs. 141-142


Vocabulary

Meaning in Context

Pg. 147 Q.1-6
6
Writing

Pg.163 Ex.15.12
Punctuation Exercise

Pg. 149
Spelling ‘-ce’+ ‘se’

Pgs. 170-171 Q.1-20
7
Comprehension Test


Dialogue Completion
Indirect Speech

Pgs. 158-160

8
Comprehension Worksheet
Worksheet Activity
Spelling/Vocabulary Activity
9-10
Comprehension Passage

“A Shock for Mr Biswas”

Pgs. 164-166

A.1-6 & B.1-4
Possessive Pronouns

Pgs. 160-161
Vocabulary Practice

Pgs. 166-167 A & B
11
Revision
12

End of Term Exams

13

Last week of School




Term 2




Week
Comprehension/Reading/ Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Exam papers will be returned and corrections will be done.
Comprehension Passage“The Wreck of the Sentinel”
Pgs. 79-81
Reading Comprehension: “Superhero Joey”

Vocabulary: Homophones, Antonyms
2
Identifying topic sentences and supporting details

Reading Comprehension:

“Hitchhikers in the Bathroom”

“Spitting to Survive”

-Comparison and Contrast
Error recognition (Worksheet)
Vocabulary Practice

Meaning in Context

Pg. 82 Matching Activity
3
Writing: Using Paragraphs

Pgs. 82-83

Writing a Confession

Pg. 84
Proverbs

Pg. 84 Q.1-10

4
Using Persuasive Language

Graphic Representation*
The Double Negative*

Literary Devices
Antonyms*
5
Describing a Process

“A story of the Steelband”
Adjective Suffixes*
Synonyms

Words with Multiple Meanings*
6
CARNIVAL WEEK-
Reading Poetry for Enjoyment

“Shopping Trips”; “Lunch Hour”; Pgs. 102-103
Error Recognition* pg. 166
Mid-term assessment

8
Comprehension Passage

“Flying”

Pgs. 90-92
Passive Simple Present Tense

Ex. 9.9 Q. 1-7

Pgs. 98-99
Vocabulary Practice

Pg. 93

A. 1-7

B. 1-8
9
Composition Writing

Pg. 101 # 1

“A day in the life of….”
Punctuation

Direct Quotation* pg. 192

10
Comprehension Passage

“Quick Thinking” pgs. 112-114

Writing Dialogue
Using “ought to” & “ought to have”

Pgs. 118-119
Vocabulary Pg. 114 A & B

Prefixes pg. 116

Ex.1 Nos. 1 & 2
11
SPORTS DAY

END OF TERM






Term 1




Week
Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Introductory Session

Comprehension Passage- “Catching Mr Big” Pgs. 1-4
Literary Device: Simile

What is a simile?

Pg. 5
Vocabulary Practice

Pg. 4




2
Understanding and appreciating Poetry

Pgs 6-7.
Setting out dialogue – Pgs. 10- 11.
The Parts of Speech (Revision) Pgs. 8-10

3
Comprehension Passage-

“In Search of a Dragon” Pgs. 13-15 Understanding: A & B

Fact and Opinion

What is fact? What is Opinion?

Pg. 17
Punctuation

Using a full stop

Pg. 23 (1-10)
Vocabulary

Meaning in Context Pgs. 15-16

Antonyms Pg. 16
4
Descriptive Writing

Pg. 24; 2.14

Vocabulary worksheet
5
Comprehension Passage-

“The End of Carlyle Joseph”

Pgs. 25-27
Punctuation worksheet
Vocabulary Practice

Meaning in Context

Pgs. 27-28
6
Writing a statement

Pgs. 34-35
Making a summary Pgs. 33-34
Using the Present Continuous Tense

Pgs. 30-31
Vocabulary

Problem Words Pgs. 28-30 (1-10)
7
Comprehension Passage-

“The Men in the Moon”

Pgs. 36-39
Using “used to”

Pg. 42 (1-10)
Vocabulary Practice Pgs. 40-41 (1-12)
8
Poetry: Learning from the Poet
“The Blind Men and the Elephant”
Pgs.46-47
Subject & Object Practice

Pgs. 43-44
Spelling
Pg. 48
9
Comprehension Passage-

“The Fool” Pgs. 49-51 (1-4)
Phrases and Clauses (Revision)
Pg. 55
Vocabulary Practice

Meaning in Context

Pg. 51 (1-10)


10
Comprehension Passage-

“At the Fair” Pgs. 58-60
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Pgs. 63-64
Vocabulary Practice

Pgs. 60-61 Meaning in Context

Pg 61 Choosing other words
11
Descriptive Writing

Pg. 62
Using an apostrophe
Pg.66
Figure of Speech

Personification

What is Personification?

Giving examples of personification

Pgs. 62-63
12
Descriptive Writing

Pg. 67 (6.12)


13
Revision of work covered for the term
14
End of Term Exams





Term Plans (2014 - 2015)



Term 3



Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
Comments
1
Intro to Poetry Writing
(Acrostic Poetry)
Comprehension Passage
“The Pearl”
Pgs.144-147
14.3 A. 1-6 & B & 14.4 A & B
Reflexive Pronouns
Simple Past Tense
Pgs. 125-130
Vocabulary:
Meaning in Context
Use of Context Clues
Pg.125

2
Comprehension Passage
“The Escape”
Identifying elements of the story
Using interpretive language

Week

3
Comprehension Passage
“The Fire That Won’t Go Out”
Pgs. 133-13
A. 1-5 & B. 1-5
Collective Nouns
Pgs. 137-138
Vocabulary Practice
Pg.135 A 1-6 & B 1-10

4
Reading Comprehension
“On the Move”
Literal Comprehension
Interpretive Comprehension

Literary devices- Simile, Alliteration, Repetition, Onomatopoeia
Use of verbs, adjectives,
Adverbs and prepositions

Project guidelines
and rubric will be
given to students.
5
Short Story Writing
What are the Components of a Story?
Reading a Sample Story
Writing a story in class
Using the Future Tense
Pgs. 139-140
Adverbs
Pgs. 149-151
Ex 5. 1-8
Spelling
Pgs. 141-142

Vocabulary
Meaning in Context
Pg. 147 Q.1-6

6
Writing
Pg.163 Ex.15.12
Punctuation Exercise
Pg. 149
Spelling ‘-ce’+ ‘se’
Pgs. 170-171 Q.1-20

7
Comprehension Test


Dialogue Completion
Indirect Speech
Pgs. 158-160

Projects are due
on May 26th, 2015
8
Comprehension Worksheet
Worksheet Activity
Spelling/Vocabulary Activity
June 4- Corpus Christi
9-10
Comprehension Passage
“A Shock for Mr Biswas”
Pgs. 164-166
A.1-6 & B.1-4
Possessive Pronouns
Pgs. 160-161
Vocabulary Practice
Pgs. 166-167 A & B
June 17- Graduation
June 18-Staff Workshop
June 19-Labour Day
11
Revision

12
End of Term Exams






Term 2



Week
Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
Comments
1
Exam papers will be returned and corrections will be done.

Comprehension Passage“The Wreck of the Sentinel”Pgs. 79-81Reading Comprehension: “Superhero Joey”

Vocabulary: HomophonesAntonyms
2
Identifying topic sentences and supporting details
Reading Comprehension:
“Hitchhikers in the Bathroom”
“Spitting to Survive”
-Comparison and Contrast
Error recognition (Worksheet)
Vocabulary Practice
Meaning in Context
Pg. 82 Matching Activity

3
Writing: Using Paragraphs
Pgs. 82-83
Writing a Confession
Pg. 84
Proverbs
Pg. 84 Q.1-10


4
Using Persuasive Language
Graphic Representation*
The Double Negative*
Literary Devices
Antonyms*
Pgs 200 & 208-210 of Supplementary Text
Worksheet will be supplied
5
Describing a Process
“A story of the Steelband”
Adjective Suffixes*
Synonyms
Words with Multiple Meanings*
Worksheet will be supplied (pgs. 179-181)
English Projects are due
Test- 03/02
6
Reading Poetry for Enjoyment
“Shopping Trips”; “Lunch Hour”; Pgs. 102-103
Error Recognition* pg. 166

pg. 166 Worksheet to be made available to students.
7
Mid Term Week
16/02- Carnival Monday
17/02- Carnival Tuesday
8
Comprehension Passage
“Flying”
Pgs. 90-92
Passive Simple Present Tense
Ex. 9.9 Q. 1-7
Pgs. 98-99
Vocabulary Practice
Pg. 93
A. 1-7
B. 1-8

9
Composition Writing
Pg. 101 # 1
“A day in the life of….”
Punctuation
Direct Quotation* pg. 192


10
Comprehension Passage
“Quick Thinking” pgs. 112-114
Writing Dialogue
Using “ought to” & “ought to have”
Pgs. 118-119
Vocabulary Pg. 114 A & B
Prefixes pg. 116
Ex.1 Nos. 1 & 2

11
Skill Building: Comparison and Contrast*

Vocabulary: Error Correction* pg. 193
Worksheet will be supplied (pgs. 100-101)
12
Sports Day
End of Term




Term 1




Week

Comprehension/Reading/Writing
Grammar
Vocabulary/Spelling
1
Introductory Session
Comprehension Passage- “Catching Mr Big” Pgs. 1-4
Literary Device: Simile
What is a simile?
Pg. 5
Vocabulary Practice
Pg. 4
2
Poem
“The Snare” Pg. 6 Q 1-3
Using the Simple Present Tense
Pg. 18
Forming the Plural
Pgs. 22-23

3
Comprehension Passage-
“In Search of a Dragon” Pgs. 13-15 Understanding: A & B
Fact and Opinion
What is fact? What is Opinion?
Pg. 17
Punctuation
Using The Full Stop
Pg. 23 (1-10)
Vocabulary
Meaning in Context Pgs. 15-16
Antonyms Pg. 16
4
Descriptive Writing
Pg. 24; 2.14

Vocabulary worksheet
5
Comprehension Passage-
“The End of Caryle Joseph”
Pgs. 25-27
Punctuation worksheet
Vocabulary Practice
Meaning in Context
Pgs. 27-28
6
Writing a statement
Pgs. 34-35
Using the Present Continuous Tense
Pgs. 30-31
Vocabulary
Problem Words Pgs. 28-30 (1-10)
7
Comprehension Passage-
“The Men in the Moon”
Pgs. 36-37
Using “used to”
Pg. 42 (1-10)
Vocabulary Practice Pgs. 40-41 (1-12)
8
Narrative Writing
Types of Conflict Pgs. 52-53
Enjoying Poetry
“Carnival in T’dad”
Pgs. 53-55 Q.1-4
Subject & Object Practice
Pgs. 43-44

9
Comprehension Passage-
“The Fool” Pgs. 49-50 (1-4)

Vocabulary Practice
Meaning in Context
Pg. 51 (1-10)
10
Comprehension Passage-
“At the Fair” Pgs. 58-60
Phrases and Clauses
Pgs. 55-56
Vocabulary Practice
Pgs. 60-61 Meaning in Context
Pg 61 Choosing other words
11
Descriptive Writing
Pg. 62
Subject and Verb Agreement Pgs. 63-64
Figure of Speech
Personification
What is Personification?
Giving examples of personification
Pgs. 62-63
12
Descriptive Writing
Pg. 67 (6.12)
The Apostrophe
Pgs. 66-67

13
Revision of work covered for the term
14
End of Term Exams