Raffles Institution Raffles Programme Secondary Two English Language Arts Curriculum Overview 2009 Macro-Concept: SYSTEMS

Theme: Conventions in Language and Literature Extended Reading Programme (ERP) Students will submit 2 assignments for the year. Projects 1 Freesheet based on To Kill A Mockingbird (Individual and Group Mark) 1 Merchant of Venice Drama Challenge Performance (Individual and Group Mark) 2009 S2 English Language Arts Scheme of Work Term / Week Topics What do students need to do beyond the classroom? 1. Ask for parent’s signature on the following documents: Curriculum Overview 2. Begin reading To Kill A Mockingbird Chart your Goals for English 2008 Assignments / Deadlines

T1 Wk 1

T1 Wk 2

1. Overview of the Curriculum 2. Written Diagnostic Test: Commonwealth Essay 3. Reading Diagnostic Test 1. Oral Diagnostic Assessment 2. Goal-Setting

All students re required to show their respective EL teachers this signed Curriculum Overview document by T1 Week 2

The following diagnostic tests will be done in class: 1. Reading Diagnostic test 2. Oral Diagnostic test 3. Writing Diagnostic test

T1 Wk 3

1. Post-Diagnostic Written Test Individual Consultation: Commonwealth Essay 2.To Kill a MockingbirdIntroduction to the novel – part 1

Wk 3:TKAM Group Presentations

T1 Wk 4

1. To Kill a MockingbirdIntroduction to the novel – part 2 2. Elements of a novel To Kill a Mockingbird: Point of View

1. TKAM Reading Quiz 1 2. Hand in Commonwealth Essay on Tuesday, T1 WK 4 3. Hand out ERP Reading Lists Wk 5: TKAM Reading Exercise: 2 parts: a. comprehension questions b. journal entry Wk 6: Theme Handout assignment to be given out

T1 Wk 5

T1 Wk 6

To Kill a Mockingbird: Characterization

T1 Wk 7-8

To Kill a Mockingbird: Theme

1. Wk 8: CCT 1: TKAM Journal Entry [30 mins] 3. Wk 8: Theme Handout Presentations

Aruna Johnson Head, English Department; JN Selvan S2 ENG/RP/ 2009

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Vocabulary Wk 10: Begin work on Freesheet (TKAM) Wk 9: ERP 1 assignment is done in class Wk 10: Hand in Theme Handout on Tuesday. Context & Purpose: . [ peer-marked. An Introduction to Poetry 2. T2 Wk 1 Wk 2: Reading Comprehension Exercise in class.Introduction to Literary Reading and Analysis: -derive meaning of words from context and understand the effect and purpose of the writer’s word choice -identify writer’s intent/purpose. attitude. done in class. tone and bias -analyse a variety of texts for purpose and structure T2 Wk 4-5 Summary Writing -identify key points and reorganise content to show understanding 1. JN Selvan S2 ENG/RP/ 2009 2 . T1 Wk 10 MARCH HOLIDAYS T2 Wks 1-3 Reading & Comprehension Skills: TKAM & Other Literary texts/extracts/short stories .Grammar . T goes through answers in class] Wk 4: Reading Comprehension Exercise in class.T1 Wks 9 -10 To Kill a Mockingbird: Situational Writing: Understanding Audience. English Department. T discusses answers in class T2 Wk 9 Poetry: Student Presentations Secondary 2 Special Programme: Malaysian Montage 2009 JUNE HOLIDAYS Read A Book T2 Wk 10 T3 Wk 1 The Merchant of Venice -Introduction to Shakespeare -Understanding Shakespeare’s Language -The Conventions of Drama Wk 1: ERP 2 is due Aruna Johnson Head. T goes through answers in class] Wk 5: Summary Writing Exercise done in class T2 Wk 6 T2 Wk 7 T2 Wk 8 War Poetry Literary Reading Assignment on a poem. [ peer-marked. Local Poetry Local & War Poetry Wk 1:Hand in Free Sheet on TKAM on Tuesday.Situational Writing .

Consolidating learning-MOV 3. MOV Challenge 1.T3 Wk 2 The Merchant of Venice Act 1: Line-by-line analysis 1. The Merchant of Venice Act 4: close reading 2. Theme 3. Characterization 1. The Merchant of Venice: Lit Essay Writing skills 2. English Department. JN Selvan S2 ENG/RP/ 2009 3 . Theme 3. The Merchant of Venice: Lit Essay Writing skills 2. Language of Persuasion 3. MOV Challenge 1. The Merchant of Venice Act 3: close reading 2. Developing dramatic interpretations of MOV 1. The Merchant of Venice: Lit Essay Writing skills 2. MOV Challenge 1. The Merchant of Venice Act 5: close reading 2. The Merchant of Venice Act 2: close reading 2. MOV Challenge Begin work on MOV Challenge MOV Quiz T3 Wk 3 Wk 3: Hand out documents for MOV Challenge T3 Wk 4 T3 Wk 5 Continue to work on MOV Challenge CCT 2: MOV-based Reading Assignment done in class T3 Wk 6 Continue to work on MOV Challenge T3 Wk 7 Continue to work on MOV Challenge T3 Wk 8 Continue to work on MOV Challenge Wk 10: Literature Essay 1 on MOV T3 Wk 9 Continue to work on MOV Challenge T3 Wk 10 Continue to work on MOV Challenge Wk 10: Literature Essay 2 on MOV SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS T4 Wk 1 T4 Wk 2 T4 Wk 3-5 T4 Wk 5 MOV Challenge Rehearsal MERCHANT OF VENICE CHALLENGE [held after curriculum hours] REVISION EOY Examination Aruna Johnson Head. MOV Challenge 1. MOV Challenge 1. The Merchant of Venice: Lit Essay Writing skills 2.

0 (80%) for 1 assignment of a similar nature. The programme will be conducted by the English teachers in school during curriculum time.Weighting of CA components CA Components Reading Writing No. Students winning any of the top 3 prizes in a local competition will receive full marks. No bonus marks will be awarded for participation. JN Selvan S2 ENG/RP/ 2009 4 . Acknowledgement: ________________________ Parent’s Signature ______________________ Student’s Signature Aruna Johnson Head. English Department. Competitions ALL students are required to enter 1 English Language / Literature competition in the course of the year. A list of competitions is available on the AskNLearn Portal. A student’s non-participation in competitions will be reflected in his Academic Progress Record at the end of the academic year. There will be a one hour OC class each week for all students. of pieces 6 5 Weighting (100%) 25 25 25 which comprises: 10 + 15 25 15 Weighting (60%) 15 15 15 1. It is the student’s responsibility to check for updates. Commendations or merit prizes will be rewarded with a GP of 4. Students are expected to be punctual for their classes. Students should adhere to the deadlines stipulated. Oral Communication Course Project 4 3 1 Oral Communications Programme The Oral Communications Programme is an integral part of the English Language Arts Curriculum. No bonus marks will be awarded for participation. All OC Summative Assessment marks will count towards the Continual Assessment. English Oral / Performance Tasks 2. Bonus Marks will be awarded as follows: Full marks to be given to replace 1 assignment (which should be of a similar nature to the competition piece) for any kind of accolade received on an international platform.

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