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BSL Year 7 English Language and Literature

Term/Course Unit Topic and Goals/ Objectives and Skills Assessment Specific
Components Projects/Texts Texts/Materials
Term 1 Unit One: CHINESE CINDERELLA
PROSE Diary writing, Worksheets from
( nonfiction) Plot/structure: Formal/informal Letter teacher’ resource
o how does the writer hook the reader in the story? writing. manual
o how does the writer make each part of the story interesting? Writing about one’s past
o how does the writer handle time? and possible future The text’
o are events told in the order in which they happen Chinese
Cinderella
Character:
o what sort of people are there in this story?
o how are their characteristics conveyed?
o what can the reader infer about the characters from their actions and behavior

Setting:
o how does the setting relate to what happens in the story?
o how does the setting contribute to the atmosphere/ mood of the story?

Viewpoint:
o through whose eyes is the story told?

Theme/ Messages
o what theme(s) is this book exploring?
o what do you learn about human behavior from reading this story?
POETRY Unit Two: Poems Write a poem of their
Infant Sorrow (William Blake) own in one of the three
Making a poem(Edwin Morgan) ways learnt
Seal(Ted Hughes)
Mother Sea Lion(Les Murray) Compare two poems
about seas creatures
o See how poetry differs from other writing written by poets from
o Study the features of a Haiku, free verse, rhyming couplets two different cultures in
o Understanding what is meant by personification terms of atmosphere and
o Learning about assonance description
o Compare poems
o Identifying similes, metaphors and atmosphere and what they mean
BSL Year 7 English Language and Literature

The Speckled
MYSTERY Unit Three: Writing Dr Watson’s Band (in The
STORIES The Speckled Band ( Sherlock Holmes) diary about the Adventures of
The Musque of Red Death ( Edgar Allan Poe) visit from Helen
Sherlock
Stoner.
Holmes)
o Explore how mystery stories can convey information or ideas in amusing
The Musque of
or entertaining ways Work as detectives to
Red Death
Integrate speech, reference and quotation effectively into what they write solve the
( Edgar Allan
different
Poe)
o Discuss and evaluate conflicting evidence to arrive at a considered mysteries using
word clues.
viewpoint
Worksheets: Dr.
o Recognise layers of meaning in the writer’s choice of words, e.g. Roylott character
Debate on which is the
connotation, implied Meaning, different types or multiple meanings; study
better mystery and why
Helen Stoner’s
speech
Make a character study
of Dr Roylott.

Write their own mystery


stories.