In IASA, we believe that in order to master English, pupils must be introduced to authentic texts and that with the aid of these texts, pupils will improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Pupils will be introduced to literary lenses – a method to analyse texts. They will continue to use the reading strategy that they were taught last year and will thus be expected to question texts as they read them. They will also practice different writing styles - free writing, creative writing and academic writing, both in and out of class, to improve their thinking, writing and reading skills. Pupils will be exposed to new vocabulary through their reading and will use both their texts and their own writing as tools to learn grammar. In addition, since we are teaching a language, it is essential that pupils participate in class discussions. The Ministry’s literature programme requires that pupils read three short stories, two poems and one novel or play. Last year they studied two short stories and this year we will finish the other texts. Pupils will be expected to write a paper for each text and to do a summative assessment – a test, which will enable pupils to show deep understanding of the text and intertextuality.
1. Pupils will improve their English reading comprehension skills.
2. Pupils will learn to analyse literature by reading closely, critically and creatively acknowledging the voice of the author. They will learn to pay attention to and question form, content, and messages, identifying and discussing the use of various literary techniques as well as evaluating their function and effect in a text. They will also use literary lenses to examine texts.
3. Pupils will be able to express their ideas orally and in writing, citing evidence to support their analysis.
4. Pupils will be able to write a well-structured essay, using correct and appropriate English.
1. Pupils will be expected to participate fully in all class activities. 2. Pupils will be assigned reading material for homework and are required to read it using the reading strategy taught. They must come to class prepared to take part in discussions about what they have read. They are expected to engage with the text and each other during discussions. This means listening to both text and to peers in the community of learners.
3. Pupils will have to write one book assignment in addition to their log assignments.
50% Log work
25% Summative assessments
10% Book Reports
15% Homework, short writing tasks, effort, attendance, participation
50% Log work
20% Homework, short writing tasks, attendance, participation, effort
A selection of short stories and poems