MYP 2 Language A: English





MLA Format Template





Unit 1 Title:

Creative Writing

Area of Interaction Focus:

Human Ingenuity

Approaches to Learning Focus:

Communication & Thinking Skills

Learner Profile Attribute:

Communicator & Thinker

Unit Question:

What are the ingredients of a good story?

Summative Assessment Task:

A Piece of Creative Writing

Here are the students' final pieces:





Formative Assessment Task 1: Writing to Create Tension



Formative Assessment Task 2: Creating Setting



Formative Assessment Task 3: Creating character


On-going formative assessment: Reading Journal entries








Unit 2 Title:

The Future

Area of Interaction Focus:

Human Ingenuity

Approaches to Learning Focus:

Research Skills &Thinking Skills

Learner Profile Attribute:

Inquirer & Thinker

Unit Question:


Should we fear the future?


What might be the consequences of our creations?

Summative Assessment Task:

An essay

Formative Assessment Task 1:

Time Line

Formative Assessment Task: 2

Guided Essay

Formative Assessment Task: 3


Response to reading The Giver







Unit 3: Test Taking Skills


In preparation for the ISA tests, students will review essay structure and practise timed essays. They will also practice reading skills and test taking skills for the reading paper.






Unit 4 Title:

Children's Stories

Area of Interaction Focus:

Human Ingenuity

Approaches to Learning Focus:

Communication Skills &Thinking Skills

Learner Profile Attribute:

Communicator & Thinker

Unit Question:

How can I create an effective and entertaining children's book?

Summative Assessment Task:

A children's Story



Formative Assessment Task 1:

Analysis of a variety of children's stories



Formative Assessment Task: 2

A selection of rhyming children's poems


In the pictures below, Jasper, Sim and Peter are working with Mr Bridges on the illustrations for the children's book they created in Language A


Sim and Jasper.jpgpeter.jpg







Unit 5 Title:

In search of adventure

Area of Interaction Focus:

Health & Social Education

Approaches to Learning Focus:

Thinking Skills

Learner Profile Attribute:

Communicator & Thinker

Unit Question:

What drives people to seek out adventure?
What are the ingredients of a good adventure?

Summative Assessment Task:

Create a storyboard for an adventure movie