Students continue to read, analyse and interpret a range of poetry, including indigenous and Asian poets. Learning and understanding how poets create meaning through poetic devices, language, imagery and symbolism, structure and form, rhythm and rhyme, will form the basis of coursework. Students will analyse and interpret selected poems
and individually or in a small group, they will create original poetry for performance on an issue they feel strongly about.
Summative Assessment Task 4: Slam Poetry
• Create and perform an original slam poem using appropriate oral language conventions to engage the audience, either individually, in pairs or small group
• Justify choices made in a written explanation (approximate length: 150–200 words).
Students will be introduced to Shakespeare
and his ‘world’, and will read and study Twelfth Night.
The main focus of study will concentrate on characterisation, plot, setting, issues and themes, language and imagery, with close attention to literary devices (e.g. puns, alliteration, oxymoron, etc.).
A key focus is on close reading of selected passages, analysing how meaning is created through the language regarding characterisation, themes and ideas, point of view, authorial voice, implied views and values, and so on.
A viewing of one film adaptation for the consolidation of visual literacy skills and understanding of how texts are adapted and interpreted, will also inform the study of Twelfth Night.
Summative Assessment Task 5:
• Construct a detailed analytical interpretation of the text Twelfth Night that fully addresses the question-topic, employing appropriate metalanguage and supported with apt textual evidence text (approximate length: 700 words).
Summative Assessment Task 6:
• Construct a series of short written and oral responses that compare selected scenes from two or more performance adaptations of the play Twelfth Night, employing appropriate metalanguage and supported with apt textual evidence.