Year 8 Assessment Grid

Year and unit

Skill Area

Skills Assessed

Skill

NC SKill

Assessment Evidence

Ongoing throughout the year, in LRC

Reading

Choosing reading (re-reading) books independently for challenge, interest and enjoyment.

 

Read independently

R2

Talk with teacher, reading logs

8.1 Novel Stone Cold

Reading

Appreciate whole texts

Appreciate

R1

Written assessment about aspects of whole novel

 

Reading

making inferences and referring to evidence in the text PQE

Read with understanding

R4

 

Reading

Comment on Language + Structure

Read Critically

R6

8.2 non fiction: dilemmas

 

 

Writing

Plan, edit and redraft  writing For audience + Purpose

Write NF argue persuade,

Plan, draft, edit proof

Write Non-fiction adapting style to audience and purpose

W3

W7

W8

W9

Nf writing assignment (inc drafts)

8.3 world poetry

 

 

Reading

knowing the purpose, audience context of the writing and drawing on this knowledge to support comprehension

Read with Understanding

R5

Author Study John Agard

 

 

R 7 recognising a range of poetic conventions and understanding how these have been used

 

 

R7a

Written Comparison of 2 poems

 

 

making critical comparisons across texts

Read Critically

R9

8.4 19th C Gothic

 

Writing

Write well-structured formal essays

 

Write accurately, fluently, effectively

W1

Discursive essay on 19th C short story

 

 

R 3 learn new vocabulary, relating it explicitly to known vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context and dictionaries

 

Write accurately, fluently, effectively

R3

8.5 Novel: Of Mice And Men

 

Writing

W 4 summarising and organising material, and supporting ideas and arguments with any necessary factual detail

Write accurately, fluently, effectively

W1

Written summary of novel

Author Study Steinbeck

 

Reading

Exploring setting, plot, and characterisation, and the effects of these using PQE

Read with Understanding

R7

8.6 Shakespeare R and J

Reading

recognising a range of poetic conventions and understanding how these have been used

Read critically

R7

 

 

reading

understanding how the work of dramatists is communicated effectively through performance and how alternative staging allows for different interpretations of a play

Read critically

R8

Close analysis of key scene

 

 

 

Oral performance /presentation

 

Sp + List

improvising, rehearsing and performing play scripts and poetry to explore lang use and meaning, using role, intonation, tone, volume, mood, silence, stillness and action to add impact.

Speak confidently and effectively

S4