The following videos demonstrate best practice in using quality texts to inspire and engage students to develop their skills in English language through an appreciation of literature.
Early Stage 1
In the video 'Talking about texts' (2 mins) Early Stage 1 students explore how words and images add meaning to stories and informative texts (ENe-8B).
In the video 'Multimodal texts build meaning' (1 min 30 secs) Stage 1 students understand that texts draw on readers' or viewers' knowledge of texts to make meaning and enhance enjoyment. (EN1-8B).
The video 'Facilitating rich conversations' (4 mins 25 secs) demonstrates Stage 1 students:
- identifying visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words
- comparing opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (EN1-4A).
The video 'Exploring literary language' (4 mins 21 secs) addresses two Stage 2 outcomes as students:
- draw connections between their personal experiences and the worlds of texts and share responses with others (EN2-11D)
- experiment with vocabulary choices to engage the listener or reader and experiment with figurative language such as ismiles, metaphors, idioms and personification, when composing texts to engage an audience (EN2-9B).
In the video 'Exploring text selection' (1 min 27 secs) Stage 3 students recognise the techniques used by writers to position a reader and influence their point of view (EN3-5B).
The video 'Student conversations' (3 mins 9 secs) demonstrates Stage 3 students participating in and contributing to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (EN3-1A).