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Year 8 English
- What’s new in Yr 8 English?
- Main content of Yr 8 English?
- Common challenges for students in Yr 8 English?
- Main outcomes for Yr 8 English?
- Most important concepts to ensure your child understands in Yr 8 English?
- If you chose to get a tutor, study habits and content to focus on in Yr 8 English?
- Main challenges involved in tutoring a Yr 8 English student?
- Some good ideas on how to help your child in Yr 8 English?
What’s new in Year 8 English?
In year 8, the focus turns to the structure of paragraphs including using examples, quotes, and other evidence to back up claims. Students learn about rhetorical devices and nominalisation and how they are used in persuasive and informative texts. They look at the interconnections between place, people, identity, and culture in texts. In literature, students learn about how tone such as humour, wordplay, and innuendo is created in texts. At this year level, students begin to question the validity of content and the credibility of sources.
The core contents of year 8 English are:
- Rhetorical devices and how they are used for persuasive effect,
- Writing longer, carefully structured paragraphs,
- The use and effect of embedded clauses and nominalisation,
- Interconnectedness of country, place, people, identity, and culture,
- Questioning the validity of content and the credibility of sources within texts,
- Creating imaginative, informative, and persuasive texts, taking care with vocabulary and including digital media where appropriate.
Common challenges for students in Year 8 English
In year 8, students are expected to analyse texts but often struggle with the strategies needed to do this. Being able to spot important phrases, summarising, and articulating themes are common areas of difficulty.
Main outcomes for Year 8 English
By the end of year 8 English, students should be able to:
- Question the reliability of information and sources,
- Actively participate in class discussions by listening and presenting their own arguments and ideas using language patterns for effect,
- Explain how language choices may be used to persuade an audience,
- Create and edit texts with consideration for the intended purpose and audience,
- Use correct grammar, selective vocabulary, and accurate spelling and punctuation.
Most important concepts to ensure your child understands in Year 8 English
Knowing that not all sources are equally reliable, planning effective language use when making presentations, and knowing how language choices can be used for persuasion important concepts in year 8.
If hiring a tutor, what study habits and content to focus on in Year 8 English?
In year 8, a tutor can help your child improve their writing skills by getting them to think about the process they use to complete writing tasks. If your child does not have a particular method for completing writing tasks, a tutor can show your child how to break the process down into manageable chunks.
Main challenges involved in tutoring a Year 8 English student
By year 8, many students have a general idea about essay writing but are not always clear on how to improve in problem areas. Therefore, it’s necessary to focus on one aspect at a time so that the task is not overwhelming. Showing a student the progress they have made over time can boost confidence and motivation.
Some good ideas on how to help your child in Year 8 English
It is well known that reading for pleasure has a positive effect on literacy but writing for pleasure usually gets overlooked. Encourage your child to establish a writing habit, whether it is journaling, creative writing, or informative writing. This will help your child develop a good attitude towards literacy and give them practice organising their ideas.
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