Assessment for learning
Australian Curriculum: English sub-strand: Literacy – Creating texts
Review previous narratives written by students using the following criteria. Student is able to:
- Create a sustained and engaging plot line
- Develop characterisation through the use of effective language choices
- Develop setting through the use of effective language choices
- Create cohesion in a narrative by using appropriate transitions
- Write a variety of correctly constructed sentences
- Construct a text that is grammatically accurate
- Punctuate a narrative correctly, including dialogue punctuation
- Spell words of varying difficulty correctly.
Students will: Students review own work against the given criteria and set goals for further writing.
Preparation for reading
Australian Curriculum: English sub-strand: Literacy – Interpreting, analysing and evaluating
Display the front cover and use visual literacy concepts (for example, angles, framing, colour, salience, demand and offer, reading paths, composition and layout) to support students to decode the images and meanings on the cover.
Students will: Students discuss images, using the vocabulary of visual literacy, and the impact of various choices made by the illustrator.
Note: If students are not familiar with these concepts and terms, provide explicit teaching and modeling — introducing several concepts at a time.