English for CCEA KS3 Year 8 has been written to support teachers as they work to deliver the requirements of the Revised Curriculum for Northern Ireland, devised by CCEA. The aims and objectives of the Revised Curriculum have been adopted and endorsed. - A range of texts, tasks and activities is provided in both the Student and Teacher resources which can challenge and extend the knowledge, understandings and skills of language learners. - Texts have been selected to include spoken, illustrated, moving image and multi-media materials, as well as the conventional printed text. - Opportunities have been created to investigate how new technologies can act as a powerful medium for communication and a useful tool for creating new texts, presenting ideas and for carrying out research.
Kate O'Hanlon, series editor, (English Adviser for SELB), Maura Johnston (Advisory Teacher SELB), Jennifer Magowan (Advisory Teacher SELB), Noreen Doran, Vanessa Goucher
Introduction Grouping strategies for literacy Drama strategies for the English classroom Unit 1: You and your language Who are you? Early speech Spelling Early reading Readers around us Early writing Worksheet Unit 2: Our environment Recognising text types Sample texts to use Managing information Writing a non-chronological report Teaching children to write Useful resources Some texts used in this unit Worksheets Unit 3: Rhyme and reason What is poetry? Limericks Haiku Sense poems Sounds Simile and metaphor Useful resources Worksheets Unit 4: The reader's point of view Starter activities Seeing things Worksheets Unit 5: Reader's Theatre Reader's Theatre: What is it? Classroom organisation Scripting a text Styles of Reader's Theatre Preparing for Reader's Theatre Texts for Reader's Theatre Useful resources Unit 6: Using the plot Back to the plot... The shape of the plot Character work Useful resources Unit 7: Toil and trouble 'Macbeth' Research Shakespeare: ICT Shakespeare's language The sound and the fury Worksheets Unit 8: Reading images Reading still and moving images Worksheets Appendices Appendix 1: Supporting language development, thinking and learning Appendix 2: Strategies to improve spelling Appendix 3: Starter activity: Sentence level Appendix 4: Processing strategies Appendix 5: KWL grid Appendix 6: QUADS grid Appendix 7: Assessment of writing Appendix 8: Recount plan Appendix 9: Learning log Appendix 10: Two stars and a wish