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Year 9-12 English – Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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1 Sentences The Sentence
Objective: To identify and use complete sentences.
2 Vowels Vowels – Long and Short
Objective: To identify long and short vowel sounds, and their use.
3 Basic Dictionary Use Basic Dictionary Use
Objective: To find words arranged alphabetically and identify word meanings in dictionaries.
4 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
5 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
6 Common Nouns Common Nouns
Objective: To show a common noun names an object or thing.
7 Nouns Proper Nouns
Objective: To show a proper noun is used to name a person, place or a title.
8 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.
9 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
10 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
11 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
12 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
13 Common Errors Common Errors in spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
14 Conjunctions – Sentences Conjunctions – Sentences
Objective: To use conjunctions to increase the variety of sentence structure in written expression.
15 Capitalisation Capital Letters 2
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: in titles and letters.
16 Parts of Speech Part h Articles and Demonstratives
Objective: To identify and use articles and demonstratives correctly.
17 Antonyms and Synonyms Antonyms and Synonyms
Objective: To identify and use antonyms and synonyms.
18 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
19 Commas 2 Commas 2
Objective: To use commas: to separate places, to separate clauses within sentences, and when using direct speech.
20 Spelling Skills Spelling
Objective: To correctly spell words after adding suffixes: ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’, ‘est’.
21 Spelling Skills Syllabification
Objective: To improve spelling by dividing words correctly into syllables.
22 Plurals Plurals 1 – simple
Objective: To form plurals (more than one) by adding ‘s’ and ‘es’ correctly.
23 Plurals Plurals 2 – special rules
Objective: To form plurals with special rules: words ending in ‘y’ and ‘f’.
24 Nouns Collective and Abstract Nouns
Objective: To identify and use collective and abstract nouns.
25 Verbs Verbs – Tense
Objective: To identify and use the correct tense of verbs: past, present and future.
26 Adjectives Adjectives – from Nouns and Verbs
Objective: To create adjectives from nouns and verbs. E.g. China – Chinese
27 Adjectives Adjectives – Comparatives and Superlatives
Objective: To identify and use comparative and superlative adjectives.
28 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
29 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
30 Apostrophe – Possession Apostrophe – Possession
Objective: To use the apostrophe of possession correctly.
31 Mnemonics Spelling – Mnemonics
Objective: To identify and use mnemonics to assist in correct spelling.
32 Prefixes Prefixes
Objective: The identify and use prefixes.
33 Suffixes Suffixes
Objective: The identify and use suffixes.
34 Similes and Metaphors Similes and Metaphors
Objective: To identify and use similes and metaphors.
35 Figurative Language Onomatopoeia, Assonance and Alliteration
Objective: To identify, and make use of, onomatopoeia, assonance, and alliteration.
36 Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs
Objective: To identify and use correctly homonyms, both homophones and homographs.
37 Advanced Dictionary Use Advanced Dictionary Use
Objective: To use dictionaries by identifying all the information provided. To use a thesaurus.
38 Vocabulary Development Vocabulary
Objective: To identify and use better words than ‘got’ and ‘said’.
39 Phrases Phrases
Objective: To identify and use phrases including adjectival and adverbial phrases.
40 Clauses Clauses
Objective: To identify and use clauses including adjectival, adverbial and noun clauses.
41 Simple and Compound Verbs Simple and Compound Verbs
Objective: To identify and use simple and compound verbs.
42 Auxiliary Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Objective: To identify and use auxiliary verbs within compound verbs.
43 Subject-Verb Agreement Subject-Verb Agreement
Objective: To identify and use correct tense, number and person in forming verbs.
44 Verb tense – Compound Verb tense – Compound
Objective: To identify and use ‘to be’ and ‘to have’ with the appropriate participle of the main verb.
45 Plurals Plurals 3 – Unusual
Objective: To create unusual plurals: for words ending in ‘o’; by changing the vowels or by adding letters.
46 Pronouns Pronouns 2
Objective: To recognise and use personal, possessive and relative pronouns.
47 Contractions Contractions
Objective: To identify and use contractions.
48 Common Errors Common Errors in writing
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
49 Verbs – Active and Passive voice Verbs – Active and Passive voice
Objective: To identify and use active and passive voice.
50 Common Errors Common Errors in verb usage, spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
51 Colons and Semi-Colons Colons and Semi-Colons
Objective: To use colons and semi-colons correctly.
52 Sentence Structure Part a Subject and Predicate
Objective: To identify the subject and predicate within a sentence and to understand they are the two main parts of a sentence.
53 Regular and Irregular Verbs Regular and Irregular Verbs
Objective: To identify and use regular and irregular verbs in the present and past tense.
54 Verbs – Infinitives Verbs – Infinitives
Objective: To identify and use the infinitive form of the verb.
55 Modal Verbs Modal Verbs
Objective: To identify and use modal verbs with the appropriate form of the main verb.
56 Participles – as Verbs and Adjectives Participles – as Verbs and Adjectives
Objective: To identify and use participles as verbs or adjectives as indicators of continuing action.
57 Gerunds Gerunds
Objective: To identify and use gerunds.
58 Interjections Interjections
Objective: To identify and use interjections correctly.
59 Plurals Plurals 4 – Unusual
Objective: To use nouns whose singular and plural forms are the same. To use compound noun plurals.
60 Sentence Improvement Sentence Improvement
Objective: To construct expressive sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses.
61 Punctuation Punctuation – Various
Objective: To use hyphens, dashes, apostrophes, quotation marks, parentheses and brackets correctly.
62 Mass and Count Nouns Determiners
Objective: To identify and use determiners correctly with mass and count nouns.
63 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Objective: To identify and use transitive and intransitive verbs.
64 Case – Nouns and Pronouns Case – Nouns, Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives
Objective: To identify the case of nouns and pronouns.
65 Plurals of Foreign Nouns Plurals 5 – Foreign
Objective: To form plurals of foreign nouns.
66 Variety of Expression Sentence Construction
Objective: To construct expressive and precise sentences to improve meaning.
67 Figurative Language Symbolism and Personification
Objective: To identify, and make use of, symbolism and personification.
68 Review of Figures of Speech Review of Figures of Speech
Objective: To identify multiple uses of figures of speech within writing.
69 Spelling Skills Word Usage
Objective: To correctly choose words with similar spelling, sound and meaning.
70 Essay Writing 1 Essay Writing 1
Objective: To develop and write essays (expositions).
71 Essay Writing 2 Essay Writing 2
Objective: To develop and write essays.
72 Letter Writing Personal and Business Letters
Objective: To use correct setting out and format for personal and business letters.