Stage 2 reading - Character perspective

Learning focus

Students will learn to identify character feelings, perspective and motivation in narrative texts.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN2-4A: uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies
  • EN2-8B: identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter.

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: draws inferences and explains using background knowledge or text features (infers feelings character’s feelings from actions) (comprehension); identifies parts of text used to answer literal and inferential questions (process)
  • UnT7: reads and views predictable texts and some moderately complex texts (see Text Complexity) (comprehension); answers inferential questions (comprehension); cites text evidence to support inferences (process)
  • UnT8; reads and views some moderately complex texts (see Text Complexity) (comprehension); poses and answers inferential questions (comprehension)

NAPLAN item descriptors

The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Task outline

Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.

Task 1: Character perspective

Students discuss what the images and words in text tell us, including looking at facts, feelings, motivation and perspectives on characters in (five activities).

Task 2: First, second and third person

Students investigate first, second, and third person voice as ways of describing points of view (three activities).

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