English Secondary 2
Aestral Private School students proceed through Secondary 2 by processing literary texts, and sharpen their ability to analyse material which may include descriptive, narrative, expository, and argumentative texts. Students will be taught how to address MOE curriculum such as:
- Making connections between a text and other points of view
- Extract abstract ideas and themes from a text and apply them to a new situation
- identifying themes that help them pick out the underlying messages of the text.
- distinguishing the elements of fiction (e.g. plot, conflict, setting) which encourage a critical response.
- detecting and analysing points of view and writers’ intentions.
- identifying and appreciating the elements of style.
Informational texts (such as procedures, factual recounts, information reports and explanations) are included to present main ideas and supporting details; and expositions present coherent lines of argument which ties in to academic writing. Such texts are found in biographies and articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. In reading and viewing a range of informational texts, pupils will learn to identify and understand the organisational structures that define the authors’ line of thinking or argument, with evidence from the text to support their interpretation or a specific argument.
Students will identify and analyse organisational structures, text features and language features in texts comprising a mixture of types and forms.