Stage 3 reading - Text features
Students will learn to identify features in text which impact meaning, including exclamation marks, inverted commas and quotation marks.
- EN3-RECOM-01: fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT8: 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) (comprehension); uses sophisticated punctuation to support meaning (e.g. commas to separate clauses in complex sentences) (process)
UnT9: analyses language and visual features in texts using metalanguage (e.g. 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
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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.
Students analyse what effect exclamation marks have on readers and why authors use them.
Students determine the punctuation marks required to maintain meaning in texts.