ALP, Year 9 - Year 9 English ALP

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION

Year 9 ALP English is a closer examination of the critical and cultural dimensions of language.  The course is also designed to equip and prepare accelerated students for their VCE studies.

In particular, students:

–  are introduced to the formal study of literature

–  explore analytical and thinking skills, allowing students to extend themselves within an open-ended task to achieve beyond the expected year level

–  are taught to write appropriately in a range of genres and according to different writing forms, particularly writing about literature, writing formal text response essays, crafting creative writing, and developing strategies for effective argumentative and persuasive writing

–  develop critical understanding of mass media and are able to analyse how writers use language to persuade

–  learn oral presentation skills and speaking techniques appropriate to formal situations, considering audience and purpose

TEXTS STUDIED;

–  Strictly Ballroom (film) Baz Luhrmann

–  To Kill a Mockingbird (novel) Harper Lee

–  Romeo and Juliet  (play) William Shakespeare

–  Looking for Alibrandi (novel) Melina Marchetta

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch

 

 

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