Stage 3 reading - Connecting ideas

Learning focus

Students learn to identify devices that link information across and within 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

National Literacy Learning Progression

Understanding texts

  • UnT8: reads and views some moderately complex texts - see text complexity; poses and answers inferential questions (comprehension);
  • UnT9: builds meaning by actively linking ideas from a number of texts or a range of digital sources (comprehension); interprets and integrates visual, auditory and print elements of multimodal texts (comprehension); uses knowledge of a broader range of cohesive devices to track meaning (paragraph markers, topic sentences) - see grammar (process)

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: Pronominal referencing

Students learn to track pronouns, proper nouns, and nouns in texts (four activities).

Task 2: Linking images to information

Students drawing connections between various elements of the text (three activities).

Task 3: Editor recommendations

Students recommend features that add meaning and enhance reader understanding of content (two activities).

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