Quality literature, quality teaching
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 seconds) 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 seconds) 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 seconds) 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 similes, metaphors, idioms and personification, when composing texts to engage an audience (EN2-9B).
In the video 'Exploring text selection' (1 min 27 seconds) 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 seconds) 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).