Focus outcomes for English Stage 2
Learning to Read – Reading and Viewing Texts
RS2.5 Reads independently a wide range of texts on increasingly challenging topics and justifies own interpretation of ideas, information and events.
Shared, Guided and Independent Reading
- contributes to class summary after reading or viewing
- makes some inferences about ideas implicit in a text
- obtains information from selected internet/computer sites and other computer graphics and texts.
Responding to Texts
- relates the story of a picture book, providing some supporting detail from the text
- reacts to texts that express a point of view, using supporting arguments.
- selects print and nonprint material on an increasing range of topics from the school library and the internet.
Learning to Write – Producing Texts
WS2.9 Drafts, revises, proofreads and publishes well–structured texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and written language features.
Joint and Independent Writing
- uses other texts as models for aspects of writing
- uses some effective planning strategies
- contributes to joint text-construction activities
- writes a range of literary texts.
- writes for a chosen audience.
- selects relevant information to use in own writing.
Channel of Communication
- chooses the medium for writing
- contributes to jointly constructed class blog messages.
Learning to Write - Skills and Strategies
WS2.10 Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
Grammar and Punctuation
- uses past tense in recounts and narratives
- uses conjunctions to construct cause-effect relationships, eg so, if, but, because.