Students participate in the Renaissance Reading Program, where progress in reading comprehension is measured, as daily reading forms a key component of the class routine.
They will develop the skills of reading and viewing; writing; speaking and listening through explicit teaching of specific skills developed through a range of tasks connected to real-world themes and issues. Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers who can analyse and justify ideas or opinions, as they engage in studies of short stories, articles, film and novels. Students present their learning and analysis in a variety of ways, including the written form and oral presentations.
2. Language is the way we communicate so there is an emphasis on language choices and how these choices impact a reader/listener.
2. The skills you learn in English will be lifelong. You will apply the skills you learn in English to many other situations - whether it be how to read for the main idea and key information in other subjects, or how to check the trustworthiness of information texts.