Stage 3 reading - Audience and purpose
Students will have opportunities to identify the purpose and audience of a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
- EN3-5B: Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts.
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT8: explains how textual features support the text’s purpose (process); uses knowledge of the features and conventions of the type of text to build meaning (e.g. recognises that the beginning of a persuasive text may introduce the topic and the line of argument) (process)
UnT9: distils information from a number of texts according to task and purpose (e.g. uses graphic organisers) (comprehension); evaluates text features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); analyses texts which have more than one purpose and explains how parts of the text support a particular purpose (comprehension); analyses the use of language appropriate to different types of texts (e.g. compare the use of pun in imaginative and persuasive texts) (comprehension); selects reading/viewing strategies appropriate to reading purpose (e.g. scans text for evidence) (process)
UnT10: applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the language structures and features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension)
NAPLAN item descriptors
The relevant NAPLAN item descriptors are included in the resource, available for download on this page.
Full task descriptions are included in the resource, available for download on this page.
Identifying purpose and audience
Students identify the purpose and audience of signs and notices in their environment and create a collaborative guide to identify the purpose of texts.
Analysing texts for purpose and audience
Students categorise information in texts according to purpose, intended audience, vocabulary used and included subject matter.
Analysing persuasive texts for purpose and audience
Students identify the purpose and audience of persuasive texts and closely examine how language features and word choice support the purpose of the text.