English for CCEA KS3 Year 9 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 Learning intentions for English Features of the book Unit 1: Magical landscapes Being creative Fantasy fiction genre The meeting between human and non-human Step into fantasy: media reading Unit review Unit 2: No stranger here Local dialect and slang The importance of location Unit review Unit 3: Reading film Film and you What's the story? The big idea Planning with pictures Sounds good Picture this... Unit review Unit 4: Just a minute, let me explain... Identifying explanation texts Recognising features of explanation texts Planning and producing explanation texts Unit review Unit 5: Star-cross'd lovers The Montagues versus the Capulets Romeo The ball The big fight Juliet's dilemma A lightning before death Unit review Unit 6: See hear! Stage and sound Types of media Soundscapes Stage or screen Unit review Unit 7: Hitting the right note Making speeches Features of an effective speech Persuasive speeches Unit review Unit 8: In short... Looking at short stories Planning your own short story Looking at plot and theme Unit review