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Form 2 - Key Stage 3 Year 8



Term Plans (2017-2018)


Term 2



Weeks
Lesson/Topic
1
Review of Exam Scripts and Questions Corrections
Class Reading of The Last Wolf Chapter 1: Miya’s New-Fangled Machine
2-5
Reading of pages 16-83
Discussion and Analysis of:
- The historical/ political context of the novel: (The Redcoats and Jacobites)
- The cultural/ social context of the novel
- Character Analysis of Robbie and Charlie
- Themes and Motifs
- Narrative Technique
- Literary Devices: Parallelism, Imagery, Allusions, Symbolism
6
Carnival Week and Sports Day Preparation
7
Complete Analysis of ‘The Last Wolf’
Essay Writing Structure
Mid Term Assessment.
8
Begin Poetry: Bite In 2
Introduction to the Dramatic Form:
- Types of Poems
- The Elements of Poetry
- The ‘Persona’
- Poetic Techniques
- Poetic Voice
9-11
Analysis of the following poems:
- The Burning of the Paper
- Tarantella
- Nature
- The Listeners
- Ballad of an Old Woman
12
Recap


Term 1


Objectives
Weeks
Topics
Students Will:

Understand the context of Shakespearean literature

Explain the defining characteristics of genre

Appreciate and understand Shakespearean language

Differentiate various genres

Write critical responses to literary texts

Express themselves dramatically

Compare and contrast literary work
1
The Origins of Drama
Biography of Shakespeare
Shakespearean Language
Elizabethan Cultural Beliefs
Shakespearean Genres: Tragedies & Comedies
2-3
Begin Starting Shakespeare: Read and Discuss the Preface.
Dramatic Class Reading of Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1
Explanation of Shakespearean Language, Dramatic Techniques & Themes
Film Viewing
Understanding Macbeth as a Tragedy
Quiz on Macbeth
4-5
Dramatic Class Reading of Romeo and Juliet’s First Meeting
Explanation of Shakespearean Language, Dramatic Techniques & Themes
Film Viewing
Understanding Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy
Quiz on Romeo and Juliet
6-7
Assignment Details of Dramatic Monologue Presentations
Dramatic Class Reading of Julius Caesar: Brutus Joins the Conspirators
Explanation of Shakespearean Language, Dramatic Techniques & Themes
Film Viewing
Understanding Julius Caesar as a Tragedy
Quiz on Julius Caesar
8
Mid Term Assessment:
Dramatic Monologue Presentations
Critical Essay
9-10
Introduction to Shakespearean Comedy
Dramatic Class Reading of Twelfth Night: The Letter Scene
Explanation of Shakespearean Language, Dramatic Techniques & Themes
Film Viewing
Understanding Twelfth Night as a Comedy
Quiz on Twelfth Night
11-12
Dramatic Class Reading of The Merchant of Venice: The Trial Scene.
Explanation of Shakespearean Language, Dramatic Techniques & Themes
Film Viewing
Understanding The Merchant of Venice as a Comedy
Quiz on The Merchant of Venice
13
Revision
14
End of Term Exam






Term Plans (2016-2017)


Term 3


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Novel
Objectives
Weeks
Topics/ Lessons
Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword
Students will be able to:
Locate the text within a specific political, social and economic context.

Understand the elements of a novel.

Justify the author’s stylistic choices.

Analyse the thematic concerns of the text.
1
The Elements of a Novel:
character, plot, setting, point of view, dialogue, literary devices, themes.

The political, social and economic context of ww11.

Overview of the plot.

Class reading and analysis of chapters 1, 2 & 3.
2
Class reading and analysis of chapters 4, 5 & 6.

Homework assignment on chapter 7, 8, 9 & 10.
3
In Course Quiz 1: Based on chapters 1-10.

Class reading and analysis of chapters 11, 12 & 13.
4
Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

Give details of take home assignment: Dramatic Monologues
5-6
Individual Presentation of Dramatic Monologues
7
Class reading and analysis of chapters 21, 22 & 23.
8
Class reading and analysis of chapters 24 & 25.

In Course Quiz 2: Based on chapters 11-25.
9
Class reading and analysis of chapters 26, 27, 28 & 29.
10
Summary and Revision
11
End of Year Examination


Term 2



Weeks
Lesson/Topic
1
Review of Exam Scripts
Class Reading of The Last Wolf Chapter 1: Miya’s New-Fangled Machine
2-6
Reading of pages 16-83
Discussion of:
- The historical/ political context of the novel: (The Redcoats and Jacobites)
- The cultural/ social context of the novel
- Character Analysis of Robbie and Charlie
- Literary Devices: Parallelism, Imagery, Allusions, Symbolism
7
Conclusion of The Last Wolf: Resting in Peace.
Mid- Term Quiz on The Last Wolf
8
Begin Poetry: Bite In 2
Types of Poems
The Elements of Poetry
9-11
Analysis of the following poems:
- Tarantella
- Nature
- Pelicans
- Ballad of an Old Woman
12
Recap



Term 1



Objectives
Weeks
Topics
Students Will:
  • Understand the context of Shakespearean literature

  • Explain the defining characteristics of genre

  • Appreciate and understand Shakespearean language

  • Differentiate various genres

  • Write critical responses to literary texts

  • Express themselves dramatically

  • Compare and contrast literary work
1-2
  • The History of the Dramatic Form
  • Biography of Shakespeare
  • Elizabethan Society
3
  • Begin ‘Starting Shakespeare’:
- Plot overview of Macbeth
- Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1
- Class reading and explanation of Shakespearean Language
- Student Dramatisations
- Understanding Macbeth as a Tragedy
  • 5% Quiz on homework reading
4
  • Writing Essays for Literary Analysis:
- Introduction
- Body
- Conclusion
5-6
  • Begin Romeo and Juliet:
- The First Meeting
- Class reading and explanation
- Student Dramatisations
- Understanding Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy
  • Assignment: Essay on Shakespearean Tragedy
7-8
  • Begin Julius Caesar:
- Brutus joins the conspirators
- Class reading and explanation
- Student Dramatisations
- Understanding Julius Caesar as a Tragedy
9-10
  • Features of Shakespearean Comedy
  • Twelfth Night:
- Malvolio finds the letter
- Class reading and explanation
- Student Dramatisations
- Understanding Twelfth Night as a Comedy
11-12
  • The Merchant of Venice:
- The Trial Scene
- Class reading and explanation
- Student Dramatisations
- Understanding The Merchant of Venice as a Comedy
  • Assignment: Essay on Shakespearean Comedy
13
  • Revision
14
  • End of Term Exam








Term Plans (2015 - 2016)



Term 3




WEEK
CLASS READING
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
ACTIVITIES
1
The Silver Sword – read the afterword and chapter 1
Give a brief outline of the novel
Discuss the effects of world war 2
Draw a map of Europe
Research World War 2
2
Read chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 in class
Explain significance of the silver sword
Outline of the character Jan
Students must make a replica of the silver sword
3
Read chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How do the children manage to escape?
Discuss Ruth’s determination in chapter 9
Test on chapters 1 - 10
4
Read chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
How are the children reunited with Edek?
How is Jan’s love of animals shown?

5
Read chapters 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Discuss Ruth’s strength of character
The Wolff family is of great help to the children

6
Read chapters 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Describe the journey down the river Falken

7
Complete the reading of the novel
Character analysis of Ruth, Edek, and Jan

8
Overview of the novel
Discuss the perils encountered by the children

9
Dramatisation of chapter 18
Prepare a script for this scene
All students to be assigned roles
10
Performance of the skit


11
Review work covered for the term


12
End of Term exams begin


13
Last week of school






Term 2




WEEK
CLASS READING
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
ACTIVITIES
1
Return exam. Papers and do corrections
Begin the novel The Last Wolf
Read chapter 1 and notes at the back
Explain the historical background of the novel.
Draw a map of the United Kingdom
2
Read pages 7- 15 of The Last Wolf
Give notes on the Jacobites and the Redcoats.
Give a list of Scottish words used in the novel,
Put in important towns on the map
3
Read pages 16 – 26 in The Last Wolf
Identify the challenges Robbie faces as a young boy.

4
Read pages 27 -39 in The Last Wolf
Give character analysis of the new characters in the novel.
Design a book cover for the novel The Last Wolf
5
Read pages 40 -45 in The Last Wolf
Discuss how the Jacobite Rebellion affects Robbie’s life

6
CARNIVAL WEEK- Continue reading of The Last Wolf


7
Complete reading of The Last Wolf
Test on the novel for mid term assessment

8
The Last Wolf – How are Robbie and Charlie similar? Draw a diagram to show the similarities.
Begin poetry - My Parents –page 11
Complete analysis of the novel.
Identify poetic devices in the poem.

9
Poems -Pelicans page 51
Tarantella- page 66
Identify poetic devices
Read Tarantella aloud to appreciate the rhythm
10
Give test on the poems:
My Parents
Pelicans
Tarantella


11
SPORTS DAY
END OF TERM





Term 1




WEEK
READING
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
ACTIVITIES
1
Introductory Session

Give students curriculum plan for the year


2
Starting Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
Introduction to Shakespeare – his life and background

Give synopsis of the play

3
Begin to read Act 1 Scene 5

Assign roles to students
Paraphrase Romeo’s speech when he first sees Juliet
Students to learn speech
4
Read Act 3 Scene 5
Paraphrase Juliet’s speech , lines 30 -37, also Capulet’s outbursts.

Explain dramatic techniques – aside and soliloquy
Have class discussion on planned marriages. Students to make masks.
5
Test on Romeo and Juliet

Begin Merchant of Venice
Give synopsis of the play and introduce main characters

6
Read lines 107 – 226 in Merchant of Venice
Examine main plot – bond made between Shylock and Antonio, reasons for the bond .
Memorise mercy speech to perform in class
7
Give test on Merchant of Venice

Read and study poem, “ The Listeners”
Read poem aloud to savour sounds in the poem. Identify poetic devices. Discuss tone and mood in the poem
Choral reading of the poem
8
Figurative Language – Onomatopoeia etc

Rhyme Scheme and Imagery
Use poem entitled “Silver” to identify poetic devices

9
Starting Shakespeare – Macbeth Read Act 4 Scene 1 lines 1 - 93
Discuss 3 apparitions and portrayal of the witches

10
Read Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 lines 94 -155
Discuss Macbeth’s state of mind

Give test on Macbeth

11
Poems – At the theatre

School in August
Discuss meaning of the poem, identify devices, mood and rhyme scheme.

12
Complete all outstanding work for the term

Begin revision


13
Revision of work covered for the term


14
End of term exams


15
End of term exams







Term Plans (2014 - 2015)


Term 3





WEEK
CLASS READING
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
ACTIVITIES

1

The Silver Sword – read the afterword and chapter 1

Give a brief outline of the novel

Discuss the effects of world war 2

Draw a map of Europe

Research World War 2

2

Read chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 in class

Explain significance of the silver sword

Outline of the character Jan

Students must make a replica of the silver sword

3

Read chapters 6, 7, 8 , 9, 10

How do the children manage to escape?

Discuss Ruth’s determination in chapter 9

Test on chapters 1 - 10

4

Read chapters 11,12, 13, 14, 15

How are the children reunited with Edek?

How is Jan’s love of animals shown?


5

Read chapters 16, 17, 18, 19 , 20

Discuss Ruth’s strength of character

The Wolff family is of great help to the children


6

Read chapters 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Describe the journey down the river Falken


7

Complete the reading of the novel

Character analysis of Ruth, Edek, and Jan


8

Overview of the novel

Discuss the perils encountered by the children


9

Dramatisation of chapter 18

Prepare a script for this scene

All students to be assigned roles

10

Performance of the skit

NO SCHOOL 18TH & 19TH



11

Review work covered for the term



12

END OF TERM EXAMS BEGIN



13

SCHOOL CLOSES





Term 2



WEEK

CLASS READING

ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

ACTIVITIES

1

Return exam. Papers and do corrections

Begin the novel The Last Wolf

Read chapter 1 and notes at the back

Explain the historical background of the novel.

Draw a map of the United Kingdom

2

Read pages 7- 15 of The Last Wolf

Give notes on the Jacobites and the Redcoats.

Give a list of Scottish words used in the novel,

Put in important towns on the map

3

Read pages 16 – 26 in The Last Wolf

Identify the challenges Robbie faces as a young boy.


4

Read pages 27 -39 in The Last Wolf

Give character analysis of the new characters in the novel.

Design a book cover for the novel The Last Wolf

5

Read pages 40 -45 in The Last Wolf

Discuss how the Jacobite Rebellion affects Robbie’s life


6

Complete the reading of the novel

Test on the novel for mid term assessment


7

CARNIVAL WEEK

NO SCHOOL



8

The Last Wolf – How are Robbie and Charlie similar? Draw a diagram to show the similarities.

Begin poetry - My Parents –page 11

Complete analysis of the novel.

Identify poetic devices in the poem.


9

Poems -Pelicans page 51

Tarantella- page 66

Identify poetic devices

Read Tarantella aloud to appreciate the rhythm

10

Give test on the poems

My Parents

Pelicans

Tarantella



11

Review work covered for the term



12

SPORTS DAY

END OF TERM






Term 1




WEEK
READING
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
ACTIVITIES
1
Introductory Session
Give students curriculum plan for the year


2
Starting Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
Introduction to Shakespeare – his life and background
Give synopsis of the play

3
Begin to read Act 1 Scene 5
Assign roles to students
Paraphrase Romeo’s speech when he first sees Juliet
Students to learn speech
4
Read Act 3 Scene 5
Paraphrase Juliet’s speech , lines30 -37, also Capulet’s outbursts.
Explain dramatic techniques – aside and soliloquy
Have class discussion on planned marriages. Students to make masks.
5
Test on Romeo and Juliet
Begin Merchant of Venice
Give synopsis of the play and introduce main characters

6
Read lines 107 – 226 in Merchant of Venice
Examine main plot – bond made between Shylock and Antonio, reasons for the bond .
Memorise mercy speech to perform in class
7
Give test on Merchant of Venice
Read and study poem, “ The Listeners”
Read poem aloud to savour sounds in the poem. Identify poetic devices. Discuss tone and mood in the poem
Choral reading of the poem
8
Figurative Language – Onomatopoeia etc
Rhyme Scheme and Imagery
Use poem entitled “Silver” to identify poetic devices

9
Starting Shakespeare – Macbeth Read Act 4 Scene 1 lines 1 - 93
Discuss 3 apparitions and portrayal of the witches

10
Read Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 lines 94 -155
Discuss Macbeth’s state of mind
Give test on Macbeth

11
Poems – At the theatre
School in August
Discuss meaning of the poem, identify devices, mood and rhyme scheme.

12
Complete all outstanding work for the term
Begin revision


13
Revision of work covered for the term


14
End of term exams


15
End of term exams