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Year 7 English – Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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1 Have you met? Hello!
Objective: Use the present tense verb to be (am, is and are) correctly in written and spoken work. Answer comprehension questions and apply am, is and are correctly.
2 Have you met? The world in a classroom! Full lesson available
Objective: At the end of this lesson, students will have learnt how to ask a question in English, and how to use the definite and indefinite articles.
3 Let’s get organised! First week fun!
Objective: Students will be able to read a schedule of activities, including a number of time expressions, and answer comprehension questions about the information given.
4 Let’s get organised! Organising your subject timetable.
Objective: Students will read scheduling information, correctly name school subjects in English, use information to complete a weekly timetable and answer simple present questions in affirmative and negative.
5 I like your hat! We are all different!
Objective: At the end of the reading students will be able to answer comprehension questions and use the correct pronouns to replace nouns. They will use correct forms to indicate a person, number, gender or ownership.
6 I like your hat! Fashion tips from Junko!
Objective: At the end of the reading students will be able to answer comprehension questions and identify different articles of clothing. They will be able to use descriptive adjectives and possessive adjectives.
7 Where is it? Getting around the ILC campus.
Objective: At the end of the reading students will be able to locate specific places based on descriptions using prepositions of location.
8 Where is it? Come to my party!
Objective: At the end of this lesson students will be able to give and understand simple directions using the imperative mode.
9 How much is it? Shopping list.
Objective: Students will read and answer comprehension questions, recognise count and uncount nouns and be able to use some/any and much/many correctly.
10 How much is it? Where can I buy it?
Objective: Students will read a brochure describing different types of shops. They will be able to answer comprehension questions and recognise and use comparative adjectives.
11 Tell me what happened! Eyewitness.
Objective: Students will read and understand a text talking about a past experience using the simple past tense with regular and irregular verbs, both positive and negative.
12 Tell me what happened! She screamed loudly!
Objective: Students will read and understand a short newspaper article using the past tense. They will answer comprehension questions and practise identifying and using adverbs and expressions of past time.
13 What’s your favourite? Would you like to play?
Objective: At the end of the reading students will be able to elicit information from a written text. They will be able to recognise the use of the infinitive form ‘to + verb’ to express purpose.
14 What’s your favourite? Do you enjoy going out?
Objective: Students will read ads for different leisure activities. They will be able to answer comprehension questions and recognise the use of gerunds. (verb + ing)
15 May I take your order? Are you eating well?
Objective: At the end of the lesson students will be able to answer comprehension questions based on the text and recognise and use the present continuous.
16 May I take your order? Would you like some tea?
Objective: Students will be able to answer comprehension questions and distinguish between ‘like’ and ‘would like.
17 What will we do? What will we do there?
Objective: At the end of the reading students will be able to elicit information from a reading and identify the use of ‘will’ and ‘going to’ to show future plans and hopes.
18 What will we do? What kind of job?
Objective: At the end of this lesson students will be able to answer questions about different jobs and occupations. They will also be able to talk about ongoing future activities using the ‘present continuous’ form and ‘before’, ‘when’, ‘after’ and ‘as soon as’ in future tense.
19 Let’s celebrate Merry Christmas!
Objective: At the end of this lesson students will be able to answer comprehension questions and distinguish between the present perfect and simple past.
20 Let’s celebrate The Diwali Festival.
Objective: At the end of this reading students will be able to describe an event in some detail using the present perfect/past simple and identify the differences between conjunctions ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’.
21 Sentences The Sentence
Objective: To identify and use complete sentences.
22 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
23 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
24 Common Nouns Common Nouns
Objective: To show a common noun names an object or thing.
25 Nouns Proper Nouns
Objective: To show a proper noun is used to name a person, place or a title.
26 Verbs Simple Verbs
Objective: To identify and use verbs. To understand a verb can be: an action or doing word, a state of being or ownership.
27 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
28 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
29 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
30 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
31 Conjunctions – Sentences Conjunctions – Sentences
Objective: To use conjunctions to increase the variety of sentence structure in written expression.
32 Capitalisation Capital Letters 2
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: in titles and letters.
33 Parts of Speech Part h Articles and Demonstratives
Objective: To identify and use articles and demonstratives correctly.
34 Antonyms and Synonyms Antonyms and Synonyms
Objective: To identify and use antonyms and synonyms.
35 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
36 Commas 2 Commas 2
Objective: To use commas: to separate places, to separate clauses within sentences, and when using direct speech.
37 Spelling Skills Spelling
Objective: To correctly spell words after adding suffixes: ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’, ‘est’.
38 Spelling Skills Syllabification
Objective: To improve spelling by dividing words correctly into syllables.
39 Plurals Plurals 2 – special rules
Objective: To form plurals with special rules: words ending in ‘y’ and ‘f’.
40 Nouns Collective and Abstract Nouns
Objective: To identify and use collective and abstract nouns.
41 Verbs Verbs – Tense
Objective: To identify and use the correct tense of verbs: past, present and future.
42 Adjectives Adjectives – Comparatives and Superlatives
Objective: To identify and use comparative and superlative adjectives.
43 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
44 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
45 Apostrophe – Possession Apostrophe – Possession
Objective: To use the apostrophe of possession correctly.
46 Mnemonics Spelling – Mnemonics
Objective: To identify and use mnemonics to assist in correct spelling.
47 Prefixes Prefixes
Objective: The identify and use prefixes.
48 Suffixes Suffixes
Objective: The identify and use suffixes.
49 Similes and Metaphors Similes and Metaphors
Objective: To identify and use similes and metaphors.
50 Figurative Language Onomatopoeia, Assonance and Alliteration
Objective: To identify, and make use of, onomatopoeia, assonance, and alliteration.
51 Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs
Objective: To identify and use correctly homonyms, both homophones and homographs.
52 Advanced Dictionary Use Advanced Dictionary Use
Objective: To use dictionaries by identifying all the information provided. To use a thesaurus.
53 Vocabulary Development Vocabulary
Objective: To identify and use better words than ‘got’ and ‘said’.
54 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
55 Clauses Clauses
Objective: To identify and use clauses including adjectival, adverbial and noun clauses.
56 Simple and Compound Verbs Simple and Compound Verbs
Objective: To identify and use simple and compound verbs.
57 Auxiliary Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Objective: To identify and use auxiliary verbs within compound verbs.
58 Subject-Verb Agreement Subject-Verb Agreement
Objective: To identify and use correct tense, number and person in forming verbs.
59 Verb tense – Compound Verb tense – Compound
Objective: To identify and use ‘to be’ and ‘to have’ with the appropriate participle of the main verb.
60 Plurals Plurals 3 – Unusual
Objective: To create unusual plurals: for words ending in ‘o’; by changing the vowels or by adding letters.