Stage 3 reading - Character perspective

Learning focus

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

Syllabus outcome

  • EN3-3A: uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.
  • 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

Understanding texts

  • UnT8: 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)
  • UnT9: justifies an opinion or response by citing evidence from a text (comprehension)

NAPLAN item descriptors

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Task outline

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

Task 1: Voice

Students identify first, second or third person voice in a range of texts (three activities).

Task 2: Differing perspectives

Students learn how characters’ perspectives differ and how word choice and actions support feelings and motivations (one activity).

Task 3: Perspective poems

Students consider the motivation, feelings and perspective of various characters in poetry (three activities).

Task 4: Wolf was right!

Students investigate narrative voice in two versions of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ written from different perspectives (two activities).

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