A 4 week unit of work for a year 11 General English course 2 presentations (Introduction to Graphic Novels and How to Read Graphic Novels) 4 activities (retrieval activity after reading a graphic novel of students choice, speech bubble and thought, word search and comprehension questions) Highly scaffolded booklet to help students craft their own graphic novel 2 versions of story board frames 3 examples of student work Fantastic unit of work, students highly enjoyed. Students are allowed to create their own graphic novel or they can use a story already considered in English class (for example Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee). Students are to produce a draft in their booklet and then create an A3 good copy. Copies of the storyboards are included (blow these up to A3). Teacher will need pencils, colouring pencils, textas, black outliners and erasers/sharpeners.
‘Strictly Ballroom’ Unit of Work Includes: 80+ Slide PPT 10 Lessons Study Guide Worksheets Analysis of key themes, characters, plot
Unit of study on Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee Created for Year 11 General English Includes: Booklet on the text has chapter questions PowerPoint that includes an overview of novel conventions and is linked back to booklet for note taking
A crime short story unit that involves rewriting a fairy tale Students are required to write a short story with a twist - the booklet takes time to develop the skill of writing a twist Answers for table and activity 1-2 included Also included is a jumbled short story - ‘The Nightmare in Yellow’ - I cut these out, laminated the paragraphs and students had to unjumble the story (can be recreated in a few ways that still make sense), read the story and answer the 3 questions - I created large A2 posters that students could blue tack the story onto and then write the answers on with whiteboard markers Writing the fairy tale crime story is highly scaffolded
Short Story Unit of work for Year 12 General English Two Short Stories are considered: The Last Spin and On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter Students are required to answer a series of questions found in the booklet in relation to each text 3 week unit of work
A unit of work based on Law and Order SVU. Students are asked to interrogate typical features of crime television drama. We used the episodes ‘Crush’ and ‘Responsible’. This pack includes: Introductory PowerPoint (explains genre and typical conventions of crime drama) Booklet (students to take notes and also record information about episodes in a structured way) Created for year 11 general students
3-4 week body of work exploring feature articles. The booklet included in this pack follows the PPT. It explores the key elements of feature articles (cloze reading activity), writing headlines, writing picture captions and examines two Triple J feature articles on Gaming Addiction and Pill Testing. This resource also includes a practice feature article that focuses on racism and stereotyping in The Simpsons. It uses The Simpsons episode ‘Monorail Marge’ and the trailer of ‘What’s Wrong With Apu’.
Unit of Work for Year 11 General Film Study Film: Remember the Titans Comprehensive 3-5 week unit that analyses the main components of the film PowerPoint provides historical background and prompts for later activities Booklet has a range of activities based on characters, setting, theme, plot etc.
This unit of work considers two Australian films: Two Hands (1999) and Animal Kingdom (2010) The presentation considers Australian stereotypes, conception of crime and detailed analysis of characters, scenes, setting and themes in both films. The accompanying booklets contains comprehension questions and a variety of activities (including scene analysis) Created for year 12 general English Depending on ability of class, this unit could span 3-5 weeks
Please note - this is similar content to my 'Australian Film Study: Two Hands (1999) and Animal Kingdom (2010) unit. More detailed analysis of key scenes PowerPoint contains numerous clips from the film Booklet is 30 pages long and a comprehensive guide to understanding the film (characters, setting, themes, key scene analysis, symbols etc.) Took my year 12 general class approximately 4 weeks Assessment is 10 questions - these can be typed responses or they could be sat in a double period ** Uploaded PPT twice as I’m not sure it worked the first time
Study of the Biopic Genre and the film Eddie the Eagle Includes a viewing guide 2 x presentations 1. introducing the genre of biopics and the film and 2. explaining how to write a diary entry PEEL paragraph writing activity Diary entry example (possible scene cheat sheet for teacher included) Place mat and ranking ladder activity Two assessments: 1. 3 diary entries based on key scenes and 2. a report on an inspirational person
This is similar to my previously uploaded film review unit of work (for year 12 general English) This is for my year 11 class. It is slightly more explanatory. THere are three examples of film reviews that students need to read in interrogate. It uses the same ‘Screen Queen’ resources. It also includes a practice film review writing task on the short film Nadia (2017). This short film has some highs (characterisation) and some lows (technical elements) - it’s great for writing a review as students have multiple positives and negatives to discuss. This booklet is accompanied by a PowerPoint (fill in the blanks in workbook, links to YouTube) This took my class 1-1.5 weeks and we spent 1-1.5 weeks on students writing their own film reviews.
Social Issue Unit of Work Created for year 11 general English Australian focus, however in preparation for the assignment we reviewed the death penalty in countries around the world. 3-4 week unit depending on ability Students were assessed on creating an ICT presentation on an Australian social issue of their choice.
Oral Presentation Unit of Work Students are expected to write an oral presentation using persuasive techniques on a contemporary issue in Australia PPTs include persuasive techniques and prompts to engage students in a variety of issues Language analysis of famous speeches (e.g. Leonardo Dicaprio, Michelle Obama) Includes planning worksheet and speaking support handout Used in Year 11 ATAR - 2 week topic culminating in a 4-5 minute speech
Resource Pack for EST Prep Includes 3 x presentations (English terms, visual image and essay structure) Booklet with key terms and 5 x practice examples Booklet designed to be used with PPT’s 1 x practice examples (blog post)
Fun 30 minute activity Great for end of term! You can have stidents work in pair or individually in competition Some are really tricky!
Film Review Unit This unit of work is useful for 2-3 weeks for senior school. It includes: Booklet PowerPoint Fill in the blanks using the PowerPoint in the booklet, read a review of ‘Clueless’ and identify film review conventions, listen to Triple J Screen Queen reviews and answer questions and scaffolding for students to write their own film review on a film of their choice.
Comprehensive guide to Shakespeare’s Macbeth 12 PPT’s Assessment (with answers) Homework Tasks
Autobiography Unit Created for a Year 11 General English Class Includes: Diagnostic activity using Bite of a Mango to assess students abilities (this was our first unit of Term 1) Booklet with fill in the blanks PowerPoint presentation We used this as a building block for an assessment piece in which students were to write 5 paragraphs, each on a significant event in their lives.