Stage 3 reading - Understanding character
Students will learn to identify and understand how character feelings, points of view and motivation is developed in texts.
EN3-RECOM-01 fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension
EN3-UARL-01 analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT8: reads and views some moderately complex texts - see Text complexity (comprehension); draws inferences and verifies using text evidence (comprehension); identifies and explains techniques used to present perspective (e.g. emotive or descriptive language, order in which ideas are presented) (process)
UnT9: draws inferences, synthesising clues and evidence across a text (comprehension); identifies different interpretations of the text citing evidence from a text (comprehension)
UnT10: draws inferences using evidence from the text and discounting possible inferences that are not supported by the text (comprehension); analyses the techniques authors use to position readers (comprehension)
NAPLAN item descriptors
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Students categorise traits into visible or physical traits and emotional or behavioural traits using a 'bull's eye' graphic organiser.
Students identify physical and emotional traits in characters from a given text.
Matching actions and traits
Students infer traits based on a character’s actions (four activities).
DIAL into a character
Students use a ‘Description, Illustration, Actions and Language model (DIAL) to build a picture of the traits and actions of a character.
Inferring a character’s emotions in a narrative
Students infer character feelings from actions, using clues from the text and background knowledge to draw conclusions.