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Briefing Session on 2007 HKCEE English Language. Date: 30th June 2005 (Thu) Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Venue: School Hall. Programme. 1) The new curriculum/ assessment criteria. 2) Print fiction / non-fiction. 3) Watching movies / documentaries. 4) Question / Answer Session.
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Briefing Session on 2007 HKCEE English Language Date: 30th June 2005 (Thu) Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Venue: School Hall
Programme 1) The new curriculum/ assessment criteria. 2) Print fiction / non-fiction. 3) Watching movies / documentaries. 4) Question / Answer Session. 5) Remarks from the Principal.
The new curriculum/ assessment criteria
Standards-Referenced Assessment The use of FIVE DESCRIPTORS to assess students’ performance in Paper 1 Reading & Writing (40%) Paper 2 Integrated Listening, Reading & Writing (30%) Paper 3 Speaking (15%)
The introduction of School-based Assessmentin English Language (CE 2007) Weighting: 15% Number of Assessments: 4 Duration: 2 years
Watching English Films Enables Us To : • Have cultural enrichment • Learn idiomatic expressions • Improve our listening ability • Have a lot of fun
School-Based Assessment Preparing For the School-based Assessment (SBA)
What is SBA? • It accounts for 15% of the total subject score. • It consists of a reading & viewing programme. • You have to read & view at least 4 texts within a course of two years (F.4-F.5)
Print Fiction e.g. novels, detective stories Print Non-fiction e.g. autobiographies, science books Non-print Fiction e.g. films Non-print Non-fiction e.g. documentaries Four Categories of Texts
Preparation for SBA • Choose the written/audiovisual texts • Read/View the chosen texts • Prepare for the assessment tasks:writing personal comments for individual presentation & jotting down questions to ask for the group discussion • Prepare for Individual Presentation & Group Discussion
Print Fiction • Classics: e.g. The Pearl, Dracula • Romance: e.g. Romeo and Juliet, Emma • Adventure Story: e.g. Down the River • Thriller: e.g. Ghost in the Guitar • Historical Novel: e.g. Gladiator • Fantasy/Imaginative story: e.g. The Last Polar Bear • Detective Story: e.g. The Royal Park Murder • Serious Reading: e.g. Tuesdays with Morrie
Print Non-Fiction • Story about a person: e.g. Princess Diana • Themes about the future: e.g. Book of the Future • Themes about religion/culture: e.g. Buddhism • Themes about advice: e.g. Fighting Fat-Fighting Fit • Themes about science: e.g. Global Warming • True story of somebody’s success/adventure: e.g. Women in Business
Non-Print Fiction • Films: e.g. Finding Nemo, Titanic, Freaky Friday, etc. • Television Programmes: e.g. ER, Sherlock Holmes, The X-files, etc.
Non-Print Non-Fiction Documentaries of various topics on: • A person’s life, biography: e.g.Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon • Nature/Weather: e.g. Wild Weather • Geography/Travel: e.g. Michael Palin: Pole to Pole
Things to consider when choosing a book • Type of fiction I like? • Level of difficulty—challenging, average, easy • Number of pages? • Am I a serious/lazy reader? • What I like about a fiction—strong characters, humour, moral values, thought-provoking stories, suspense, fun etc.
While-Reading/Viewing Tasks • Create a reading progress chart • Write reading notes on the setting of the story, characters etc. • Write Book Reviews as written records • Keep an audio diary, if possible, about your own opinions
Individual Presentation Give the title of the book Give the main theme of the story Give personal reflections or comments Group Discussion Accuracy in grammar Range of vocabulary Fluency Pronunciation Interactive & discussion skills Individual Presentation & Assessment
Watching Movies/ Documentaries
Question & Answer Session
Remarks from the Principal