Year 9 English
The English Curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. The teaching and learning programs will balance and integrate all three strands. Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. In Year 9 students engage with a variety of literary texts designed for enjoyment and to inform and persuade. These incorporate various types of media texts, including newspapers, film and digital texts, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multi modal texts. Students develop a critical understanding of the issues and themes explored in these texts.
Students will be exposed to Australian and contemporary literary texts which will explore the themes of human experience and cultural significance, interpersonal relationships and global dilemmas within real-world and fictional settings. Language features will include the study of complex sentences with embedded clauses, unfamiliar and technical vocabulary, figurative language and analysis of visual forms.
Areas of Study:
- Reading and Responding to Texts
- Language Analysis
- Speaking and Listening
- Writing Folio
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar