English textual concepts

They are:

  • argument
  • authority
  • character
  • code and convention
  • context
  • genre
  • imagery, symbol and connotation
  • intertextuality
  • literary value
  • narrative
  • perspective
  • point of view
  • representation
  • style
  • theme

The definition of what each concept is and why it is important is explained in teacher and student user-friendly short videos.

To design learning for a deep understanding of the textual concepts, teachers need to select quality texts which support the study of these concepts. With some quality texts, there may be standout textual elements that are identifiable with a specific concept. However, many quality texts lend themselves to a range of conceptual understanding

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