Year 8 English

Subject Description

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: “Wolf Hollow”
– Short Stories: The story & the storyteller
– The film & the film maker: “Red Dog”

Equipment & Text

Novel: Wolf Hollow

Additional equipment required will be:
– Dictionary
– English exercise book

Special Comments

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 Public Speaking Festival