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English in Upper School 3

Students will:

  • Read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from across place and time, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism.
  • Read in depth, critically and evaluatively and make comparisons between texts.
  • Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.
  • Summarize and synthesize information or ideas from texts.
  • Use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing.
  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately.
  • Use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately.
  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • Listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken Standard English effectively.
  • Cultivate the habit of reading widely and often for pleasure.