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Key Stage 3 English Medium-term Plan Cramlington Partnership Title of Unit: Sound of Thunder – Key Targets Focus Year: 7 Term: Duration: 2 Weeks Set: Objectives Sentence 1. extend use and control of complex sentences by: a. recognizing and using subordinate clauses; b. exploring the functions of subordinate clauses, e.g. relative clauses such as 'which I bought' or adverbial clauses such as 'having finished his lunch'; c. deploying subordinate clauses in a variety of positions within the sentence; 8. recognize the cues to start a new paragraph and use the first sentence effectively to orientate the reader, e.g. when there is a shift Reading 12. comment, using appropriate terminology on how writers convey setting, character and mood through word choice and sentence structure; Writing 1. plan, draft, edit, revise, proofread and present a text with readers and purpose in mind; Speaking & Listening 6. listen for and recall the main points of a talk, reading or television programme, reflecting on what has been heard to ask searching questions, make comments or challenge the views expressed; Teaching sequence Week 1: Focus: Engaging with the text; identifying underlying issues, setting and mood; investigating the author's craft. Coverage: Extract from' A Sound of Thunder' Key Targets taught: Speaking & listening; author's craft Outcome: Radio interview script; character description using similes and metaphors; descriptive opening passage using a variety of sentences to create mood. Week 2: Focus: Developing writing style with topic, audience and purpose in mind. Coverage: Film extract from Jurassic Park; tabloid articles: 'Throw the key (and him) away' & 'It's been a lorra, lorra laughs' Key Targets taught: Writing; sentence construction. Outcome: A draft and redraft of a tabloid newspaper article on 'Hunt of T. Rex'
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