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’.
Autobiography Unit Created for a Year 11 General English Class
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
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.
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
Film Review Unit
This unit of work is useful for 2-3 weeks for senior school. It includes:
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.
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.
Unit of study on Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee
Created for Year 11 General English
Booklet on the text has chapter questions
PowerPoint that includes an overview of novel conventions and is linked back to booklet for note taking
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.
Biopic Unit of work based on INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
Booklet for students to record notes on the film and information pertaining to the biopic genre
PowerPoint Presentation as an introduction to the genre
Monsters By Emerald Fennel Reading Guide
Comprehensive Guide with Chapter Summaries and Questions
PowerPoint designed as an introduction to the unit of work (on child psychopaths)
Great resources I’ve used with this are Law and Order Episodes such as: S06E06 ‘Conscience’ and S14E18 ‘Born Psychopath’
Used in Year 12 General English and does suit mature audiences. 3-4 week unit of work.
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)
Monsters by Emerald Fennel
Chapter Summary Guide
These chapter summaries can be used in conjunction with the booklet I also have for sale.
Chapter summaries are organised into: outline, characters, setting and notable language features. Complete for all 34 chapters.
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
This is similiar to my prevoudsly uploaded film review unit of work (for year 12 general English)
This is for my year 11 class. It is slighlty 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 workbork, 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.
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
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