Year 8 English
- Use skimming, scanning and close reading effectively to allow you to explore personal interpretations of the text and to develop a convincing argument.
- Identify a wide range of language techniques, using accurate terminology consistently.
- Explain how language techniques contribute to the overall development of texts.
Context & Theme
- Make perceptive connections between a text and its context/themes.
- Develop detailed explanations to show how the context or themes affect meanings of selected sections of the text and the text overall.
Evaluation & Effect
- Make assured and thoughtful analytical comments about the intentions of the writer and the effect their language use has on the reader.
- Demonstrate a detailed evaluative tone within responses.
Reference & Style
- Make consistent and selective use of embedded, direct quotations.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated and precise critical style.
- Make assured and thoughtful comparisons between texts.
- Spell all words correctly, including more ambitious vocabulary.
- Make consistent use of a range of imaginative and ambitious vocabulary.
- Use vocabulary which is always appropriate to audience and purpose.
- Use a full range of punctuation appropriately to create desired effects on the reader.
- Use a full range of sentence structures to create particular effects in all pieces of writing.
Sequencing & Cohesion
- Sequence all writing logically, showing evidence of crafting the text as a whole to create particular effects on the reader.
- Use paragraphs correctly in all writing.
- Show regular evidence of using paragraphs to create particular effects on the reader.
- Develop writing with imaginative detail, making regular crafted use of language techniques.
Audience & Purpose
- Demonstrate a clear awareness of audience and purpose.
- Understand the conventions of a range of writing purposes with a full range of appropriate techniques being consistently used.
Headteacher Mike Lambert
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