Year 8 English
The year 8 English program offers students the opportunity to develop their literacy skills in a range of mediums. Students are encouraged to express themselves with the written word along with developing public speaking skills.
The different focuses over the course of the year include:
– Creating suspense in writing
– Persuasion in spoken texts
– Text study: “The maze runner”
– Short Stories: The story & the storyteller
– The film & the film maker: “Red Dog”
Equipment & Text
Novel: The maze runner
Additional equipment required will be:
– English exercise book
Learning activities related to spelling strategies and vocabulary acquisitions are ongoing.
As part of Oberon’s reading focus students will be guided to discover a reading genre to create life long readers.
All students are offered the opportunity to participate in Oberon’s school debating competition.