English Education Resources.

These English unit resources are all based on the new English curriculum document. The achievement objectives and key competencies have been adapted from there. Further down this page you will find links to the blank unit planners or templates for each of the levels 1-8. To use these for your own planning, simply delete those achievement objectives not needed and fill in the Specific Learning Outcomes. The templates are also now available to download as MSWord documents either from a drop-down menu further down this page or directly from each of the Unit Level Template pages.

Below, are links to the English unit planners (unit-plan templates) for eachof the levels 1-8. Simply delete those achievement objectives not needed and fill in the Specific Learning Outcomes.

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All of the education resources provided, especially the completed unit-plans, have a focus on Moriori and Rekohu, and all use the new curriculum document.

Each unit has a focus on activities and knowledge relative to Moriori, Rekohu and New Zealand's history.

All units are complete with all of the information that you will need to teach them, although you will need a printer to complete some of the tasks.

The links in the following drop-down list will take you directly to an online version of the unit plan template. Use your browsers back button to return to here. (You will find a link on the template page to download an MSWord version of each template).

Take me to the template

These unit plan templates can be adapted to suit your needs or used as they are. For the MSWORD version of each template, select from the following drop-down list and click "go." This wll bring up the Open or Save As dialog box. Select save as.

Download the MSWord version here!

 

Below are the completed unit plans that are focused on Moriori topics or Rekohu.

Completed unit plans

Each unit has a focus on activities and knowledge relative to Moriori, Rekohu and New Zealand's history.

All units are complete with all of the information that you will need to teach them, although you will need a printer to complete some of the tasks.

What is English about?
English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated
orally, visually, and in writing. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning
through the language, and learning about the language. By studying English, students learn to engage with and enjoy the English language for different purposes and in a variety of text forms.
Understanding and creating oral, written, and visual texts of increasing complexity is at the heart of English teaching and learning. By engaging in text-based learning activities, students become
increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, and presenters
and viewers.
Why study English?
Success in English is fundamental to success across the curriculum. All learning areas (with the possible exception of languages) require students to receive, process, and present ideas or information using the English language as a medium.

Success in English gives students access to the knowledge and skills they need in order to participate fully in the social, cultural, political, and economic life of New Zealand and the wider world. To do this, they need to be effective oral, written, and visual communicators who are able to think deeply and critically.

Students who understand how the language works are equipped to make appropriate and systematic language choices in a range of contexts. By studying English, students gain an appreciation of the heritage of English literature and of world literature available in translation. In this way, English contributes to each student’s developing sense of identity and of their place in the world.

How is the learning area structured?
English is structured around two strands, each encompassing the oral, written, and visual forms of the language. The strands differentiate between the modes in which users are primarily:


making meaning of ideas or information they receive (listening, reading, and viewing), and
creating meaning for themselves or others (speaking, writing, and presenting).


The achievement objectives within each strand suggest the progression of knowledge, skills, and
understandings that most students move through as they become more effective oral, written, and
visual communicators.

The objectives focus particularly on:


processes and strategies
language purposes and audiences;
ideas within language contexts;
language features that enhance texts;
the structure and organisation of texts.


Students need to practise the same sets of skills for making meaning and creating meaning at each
level of the curriculum. This is reflected in the way that the achievement objectives are structured.
As they progress, the students use their skills to engage with tasks and texts that are increasingly
sophisticated and challenging, and they do this in increasing depth.

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