Level 2 English

EN202
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Ryan

OBJECTIVES/COURSE CONTENT:
On completing this course students should be able to:
• Work effectively in co-operative and individual activities;
• Enjoy and analyse a range of literature;
• Analyse formal/informal, written and spoken language registers;
• Write in expressive, poetic and transactional style;

• Achieve University Entrance Literacy (5 credits of reading and 5 credits of writing)

These objectives cover the range of objectives of English in the New Zealand Curriculum
Assessment of reading and writing is an ongoing process, with the portfolio collection of written work for AS2.4 and SIX reading responses for AS2.9 during the first three terms. Students will gather material, for which they will receive feedback, throughout Terms 1, 2, and 3, and will submit final work for assessment at the end of Term Three.


Course Overview

Term 1
Week 1 - 6: Course introduction – outlines for AS2.9 – set up Reading Logs; close reading Creative Non-fiction essays/poetry; set up Writing Folios for AS2.4; set up Live-wire Learning Level 2; set up Turnitin logins.
Establishing guidelines for Reading Log responses; close reading analysis, language terminology, etc.
Write responses to creative non-fiction and develop own piece for Writing Portfolio.
Read novels for Term One novel study. Weekly Live-wire Learning task towards AS2.3
First reading response towards AS2.9 due Week 5
Complete first writing task – creative non-fiction by Week 6

Week 7 - 11: Literature Study: Novel – “The Secret Life of Bees” – structure, style, point of view, background, characterisation, theme; link to Care of the Poor and Vulnerable/Care for the Earth
Close reading of text, using specific terminology, language and literature elements.
Writing on aspects of text; literary essay; expressive (creative) writing; reading comprehension.
Understand style and techniques of book review. On-going writing tasks towards AS2.4 – for Writing Portfolios
Weekly Livewire Learning task towards AS2.3 (and written responses on Google Classroom)
Complete second reading response towards AS2.9 by end of Week 11

Term 2
Week 1 - 8: Shakespeare – “The Merchant of Venice”; link to Care for the Poor and Vulnerable
Close reading of text, using specific terminology of drama, language and literature elements; understanding Shakespearean comedy; exploration of theme of Care for the Poor and Vulnerable.
Formative response to literature AS2.1 – literary essay; work towards Writing Portfolio (AS2.4)
Third reading response for AS2.9 due end of Week 5
Weekly Livewire Learning task towards AS2.3 (and written responses on Google Classroom)

Week 9: Reading Logs
Complete fourth reading response towards AS2.9 - due at end Week 9.

Week 10: Writing Portfolios
Submission selections; drafting and editing; individual teacher feedback.



Term 3
Week 1: Writing Portfolios
Complete Writing Portfolio - edit and publish final submission via Turnitin for Writing Log AS2.4 end of Week One.
Submit final two pieces of writing through Turnitin for Writing Portfolio AS2.4 by Monday, July 27th

Week 2 - 8: Film study – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Close reading of film; write practice responses for AS2.2. Close reading of text, using specific terminology and elements relevant to each study.
Formative assessment – essay responses to visual text AS2.2

Weekly Live-wire Learning task towards AS2.3 (using Google Classroom and Livewire Learning digital platform)
Complete fifth reading response towards AS2.9 by end of Week 5

Week 9: Reading Logs (AS2.9)
Close reading of text, using specific terminology of drama, language and literature elements.
Finish all reading towards AS2.9, and complete all Book Reviews by end of Week 9; final submission of AS2.9 due Friday, September 18th

Week 10: Exam revision and preparation
Essay questions towards AS2.1
Essay questions towards AS2.2
Practice unfamiliar texts towards AS2.3







Term 4
Week 1: Derived Grade Examinations
Practice assessments for AS2.1, AS2.2 and AS2.3

Week 2 - 3: Exam revision – AS2.1; AS2.2; AS2.3
Critical literary and expressive responses.
Practise exam questions
Study leave begins Friday, October 30th; NCEA exams begin Friday November 6th

Pathway

Level 3 English

Your level 1 English teacher will best advise which Level 2 English course to choose from either EN202 or EN201.

Equipment/Stationery

$15 for contribution to the on-line homework programme
1 x 1B864 Exercise book
1 x 4B8 refill
1 x ring binder


Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 (either EN101 or EN102), with Achieved in one external assessment and either AS90052 (1.4) or AS90053 (1.5), or both,
or with the approval of the HoD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3 English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91099 v4 English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91100 v2 English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 11
2
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 11
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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