Welcome to Year 12 EAL!


What you need to know:

You reap what you sow: That means the more effort you put in, the more questions you ask and the more you contribute to discussions, the better our learning experience will be.

Due dates are important: Due dates are set so we have enough time to read your work and provide feedback before a SAC. If you do not hand in your work on or before the due date, we may not be able to correct it in time for your SAC.

EAL classes are for EAL work: It is offensive when students work on other subjects in our classes. Please do not do it.

Netbooks: Remember to bring your charged netbooks to every class. You will also need to bookmark this page as much of our work will be uploaded here.

Texts


Prescribed:
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Suggested:
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Useful Documents and Websites


Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/studies/english/index.aspx

Study Design


Assessment Descriptors



Orientation Information and Holiday Homework


You will receive a copy of these documents during orientation classes.

Over the holidays you will need to:
  • read the prescribed texts and complete the learning activities (you will be seriously disadvantaged if you do not do this)
  • read the 'Hooning Costs Lives' article and write a language analysis
  • research information about the Apartheid and write a short report
  • staple your work to the orientation cover sheet and submit it during your first EAL/D class for Term 1




SASC YEAR 12 EAL WEEKLY PLANNER SEMESTER 2013 TEACHERS: ALA, SA, ANO

Term 1 Dates
Focus
Required Work
Practice SAC
SAC
%
1
30/01-01/02
Personal & course introductions
  • Holiday homework
  • Introductory letter



2
04/02-08/02
Y12 Camp (Thursday & Friday)
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
Context
  • Decision making
  • Know your decade
  • Insight Ch 2 (pp.18-20)



3
11/02-15/02
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
Plot
  • Can prejudice obscure the truth?
  • In the criminal justice system
  • Understanding the plot
  • Insight Ch 2 (pp.14-17)



4
18/02-22/02
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
Character
  • Examining character motivation
  • Insight activities
  • Conflict
  • Stage directions
  • Insight Ch 2 (pp.5-13)



5
25/02-01/03
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
Themes
  • Exploring themes
  • Insight Ch 2 (pp.21-26)



6
04/03-08/03
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
SAC preparation
  • Resistant readings
  • SAC preparation
  • Insight Ch 1, 4 (pp.41-44) & 5



7
11/03-15/03
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
  • Insight Ch 13
Unit 3 Outcome 1 Reading & Responding SAC (4)
12 Angry Men

S/N
8
18/03-22/03
Reading & Responding: 12 Angry Men
  • Insight Ch 13

Unit 3 Outcome 1 Reading & Responding SAC (3)
12 Angry Men
35
9
25/02–29/03
Using Language to Persuade: Presenting a point of view
  • Insight Ch 16



Holiday Homework
  • Oral presentation preparation
  • Insight Ch 17 & 18

Marking Key

Look for the following letters in your work. Reread the paragraph or sentence. Can you work out what needs to be fixed? If not, ask a classmate to check it for you. If you still can't work it out, see your teacher.
E - expression/ grammar needs to be fixed
S - check and correct your spelling
F - your sentence is a fragment (incomplete)
P - punctuation needs to be added or changed
I - your idea doesn't make sense or is incorrect
R - you have repeated a word too often. Find a synonym or reword the sentence.
SL - sentence length (too long)
WC - word choice. You have used a word out of context or could use a better/more appropriate word