Stage 3 reading - Text features

Learning intention

Students will learn to identify features in text which impact meaning, including exclamation marks, inverted commas and quotation marks.

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: uses knowledge of the features and conventions of the type of text to build meaning (recognises that the beginning of a persuasive text may introduce the topic and the line of argument) (comprehension)
  • UnT9: analyses language and visual features in texts using metalanguage (paragraph, apostrophe, camera angle) (vocabulary)
  • UnT10: integrates automatically a range of processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build meaning (process)

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.

Quotation marks

Students learn about the role of quotation marks as indicators of direct or quoted speech.

Quotation marks in informative and persuasive texts

Students learn about the role of quotation marks in informative and persuasive texts.

Inverted commas to draw reader’s attention to words

Students determine the purpose of inverted commas in a range on contexts.

Exclamation marks

Students analyse what effect exclamation marks have on readers and why authors use them.

Punctuation hunt

Students determine the punctuation marks required to maintain meaning in texts.

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