Stage 2 reading - Identify setting

Learning intention

Students will learn to identify the setting for a narrative. By the end of the activity, students will understand how to locate specific information in a text to identify a setting in a narrative text.

Syllabus outcome

  • EN2-RECOM-01: reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge or text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension 

  • EN2-UARL-01: identifies and describes how ideas are represented in literature and strategically uses similar representations when creating texts  

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT6: locates specific information a predictable print text or a given set of digital sources. (comprehension); identifies common features in similar texts (photographs in informative texts) (process)
  • UnT7: identifies the purpose of predictable texts and moderately complex texts (comprehension); identifies simple language and text features that signal purpose (diagrams, dialogue) (process); uses common signposting devices such as headings, subheadings, paragraphs, navigation bars and links to navigate texts (process)
  • UnT8: reads and views some moderately complex texts (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.

Setting the scene

Students spend time visualise and building images, recording what they notice and spend time building vocabulary.

Identifying settings in texts

Students identify real and imaginary settings in texts and discuss the clues which indicate ‘where’ and ‘when’


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