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Focus outcomes for English Stage 3
Learning to Read – Reading and Viewing Texts
RS3.5 Reads independently an extensive range of texts with increasing content demands and responds to themes and issues.
Shared, Guided and Independent Reading
- interprets a variety of literary and factual texts
- accesses and interprets a wider range of internet/computer texts and graphics.
Responding to Texts
- identifies and interprets ideas, themes and issues in literary texts.
- reads texts demanding a degree of technicality and abstraction.
Learning to Write – Producing Texts
WS3.9 Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features.
Joint and Independent Writing
- plans writing through discussion with others and by making notes, lists or drawing diagrams
- contributes to joint text construction activities
- constructs text in a range of media, eg video, multimedia, audio.
- relates to audience using humour.
- undertakes research to extend knowledge of subject matter.
Channel of Communication
- uses visual images relevant to the text
- contributes to jointly constructed class blog messages for a wide audience.
Learning to Write - Skills and Strategies
WS3.10 Uses a knowledge of sentence structure, grammar and punctuation to edit own writing.
Grammar and Punctuation
- uses different types of verbs, eg action, thinking, seeing, feeling, relating
- uses a variety of conjunctions and connectives to connect groups of words and clauses
- uses cause-effect relationships
- uses figurative language appropriately in text types.
Linked outcomes for English Stage 3
Learning to Talk and Listen – Talking and Listening
TS3.1 Communicates effectively for a range of purposes and with a variety of audiences to express well-developed, well-organised ideas dealing with more challenging topics.
- gives considered reasons for opinions and listens to those of others
- engages in discussions involving more than one point of view about characters and events.
Audience, Subject Matter
- engages in more extended, productive group discussion with greater student autonomy.
Learning About Reading – Context and Text
RS3.7 Critically analyses techniques used by writers to create certain effects, to use language creatively, to position the reader in various ways and to construct different interpretations of experience.
- explains how the structure of a text is related to its purpose.
- recognises reader response expected by the author.
Responding to Texts
- identifies how camera angle, viewer position, colour, size and shading in visual text construct meaning
- justifies opinions about the motives and feelings of characters in literary texts
- recognises opportunities and constraints attached to methods of constructing electronic texts.
Learning About Writing – Context and Text
WS3.13 Critically analyse own texts in terms of how well they have been written, how effectively they present the subject matter and how they influence the reader.
- responds to the writing of others with specific and constructive comments about the organisational patterns in the texts.
- reflects on own writing, taking into account the interest and needs of potential readers.
- discusses what factors influence choices of topics for writing.