Year 7 English


The Year 7 English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Teaching and learning programs should balance and integrate all three strands. Together the strands focus on developing students' knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.


Consumer Culture: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and viewing persuasive texts
Writing a letter to an editor
Reading for meaning
Novel study
Writing short stories
Other narrative text forms
Film study
Self-reflective writing
Reading and writing information texts
Novel study
Writing newspaper articles

Independent Reading - Students will maintain independent reading and respond to the reading.

Grammar and conventions continues to be a priority and will be taught in class but students must be aware of the areas they need to constantly review and refine.


The types of assessments will include:
Skills tests including spelling, grammar and punctuation, and reading for meaning
Prepared talks
Minor in-class work including multi-modal texts and responding to reading from a variety of text types


The achievement for the unit will be reported as a College A - E grade. In addition, the student's approach to class work and behaviour will be reported via the usual key performance indicators.

Student Expectations/Homework

Students will be expected to complete some homework, including reading each night. This time should be spent consolidating material covered in class as well as any assigned tasks.