Curriculum outline ENGLISH - Grade 2

Course Outline 2019-2020

Subject:  English                                     Grade:2/Year 3

Term 1

Narrative Writing – Descriptive – Adventure

  • Comprehension Unit 1: Fiction: ‘Gumdrop has a Birthday’
  • Composition Unit 1: Planning a story
  • Composition Unit 5: Characters in stories
  • Vocabulary Unit 1: Using a dictionary
  • Vocabulary Unit 2: Guide words
  • Grammar Unit 1: Parts of a sentence (verbs)
  • Grammar Unit 2: Parts of a sentence (nouns and adjectives)
  • Grammar Units 3–4: Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Spelling Unit 1: Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words of more than one syllable
  • Spelling Unit 4: The prefixes dis- and mis-

Non-Chronological report

  • Comprehension Unit 9: Non-fiction (information text): Ants
  • Composition Unit 10: Planning non-fiction
  • Composition Unit 11: Writing an information text
  • Composition Unit 13: Paragraphs in non-fiction
  • Grammar Unit 10: Prepositions of place
  • Grammar Unit 11: Prepositions of time
  • Punctuation Unit 3: Apostrophes for possession
  • Grammar Units 10–11: Paragraphs
  • Spelling Unit 14: The suffix -ous
  • Spelling Unit 20: The sound ay spelt ei, eigh and ey

Poetry

  • Comprehension Unit 2: Poetry: ‘Caterpillars’
  • Comprehension Unit 3: Poetry: ‘The Cow’
  • Composition Unit 8: Writing a rhyming poem
  • Vocabulary Unit 3: Root words
  • Vocabulary Unit 4: Nouns with prefixes
  • Vocabulary Unit 5: Word families
  • Grammar Units 3–4: Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Grammar Units 6–7: Conjunctions
  • Grammar Units 8–9: Adverbs
  • Spelling Unit 2: The i sound spelled y
  • Spelling Unit 10: Adding the suffix -ly to words ending with y

Second Term

Procedures

  • Comprehension Unit 10: Non-fiction (information text): On Holiday
  • Composition Unit 10: Planning non-fiction
  • Composition Unit 12: Writing instructions
  • Grammar Unit 5: The present perfect tense
  • Grammar Units 6–7: Conjunctions
  • Grammar Units 8–9: Adverbs
  • Grammar Unit 5: Adverbs and adverbials
  • Grammar Unit 6: Fronted adverbials
  • Spelling Unit 15: The endings -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian
  • Spelling Unit 21: The possessive apostrophe with plural words

Letter writing

  • Comprehension Unit 8: Non-fiction (letter): Gran’s New House
  • Composition Unit 14: Writing a letter
  • Grammar Units 3–4: Pronouns to avoid repetition
  • Grammar Units 6–7: Conjunctions
  • Grammar Units 8–9: Adverbs
  • Grammar Unit 12: A or an?
  • Grammar Unit 5: Adverbs and adverbials
  • Grammar Unit 6: Fronted adverbials
  • Grammar Units 10–11: Paragraphs
  • Spelling Unit 18: The sound k spelled -que and the sound g spelled -gue
  • Spelling Unit 19: The sound s spelled sc

Plays

  • Composition Unit 3: Using dialogue
  • Comprehension Unit 17: ‘The Gigantic Turnip Tug’
  • Grammar Punctuation Unit 4: Speech marks (1)
  • Grammar Punctuation Unit 5: Speech marks (2)

Third Term

Persuasive

  • Comprehension Unit 11: Non-fiction (poster): Fun on Bikes
  • Composition Unit 10: Planning non-fiction
  • Composition Unit 13: Paragraphs in non-fiction
  • Grammar Units 6–7: Conjunctions
  • Grammar Units 8–9: Adverbs
  • Grammar Unit 11: Prepositions of time
  • Grammar Unit 5: Adverbs and adverbials
  • Grammar Unit 6: Fronted adverbials
  • Grammar Unit 8: Conjunctions to express time and cause
  • Grammar Units 10–11: Paragraphs
  • Spelling Unit 7: The prefixes sub- and super-
  • Spelling Units 22–25: Homophones and near-homophones

Recount – Letters

  • Composition Unit 20: Writing recounts
  • Comprehension Unit 8: Non-fiction (letter): ‘Gran’s New House’

Textbooks

  • Treasure House Resources
  • Treasure House Year 3 Comprehension
  • Treasure House Year 3 Composition
  • Treasure House Year 3 Grammar
  • Treasure House Year 3 Spelling
  • Treasure House Year 3 Anthology
  • Collins Dictionary
  • Collins Thesaurus
  • Rising Star Audio Spelling

Assessments: Break down of 100% mark

The final grade for the course will be calculated based on:

Multiple forms of formal and informal assessments including CAT 4, GL Assessments, will be used to gain knowledge about a student’s level of understanding.  Assessments will be in the areas of Grammar, Spelling, Comprehension, Composition, Speaking and Listening, Formal Assessment test dates will be posted on the communicator.

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