Stage 3 reading - Text structure
Students will learn to identify genre and specific structural and language features within types of texts. Students will learn to identify genre in a range of imaginative, persuasive and informative 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: explains how textual features support the text’s purpose (process); 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) (process); identifies language features used to present opinions or points of view (process)
- UnT9: distils information from a number of texts according to task and purpose (e.g. uses graphic organisers) (comprehension); uses knowledge of a broader range of cohesive devices to track meaning (e.g. word associations) (see Grammar) (process); evaluates text features for relevance to purpose and audience (process); identifies language used to create tone or atmosphere (vocabulary); analyses language and visual features in texts using metalanguage (e.g. cohesion, interpretation, figurative) (vocabulary)
- UnT10: applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the language structures and features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension)
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.
Analysing imaginative texts: Purpose, audience and effect
Students determine: purpose, audience and effect; theme and moral in a range of imaginative text extracts.
Analysing imaginative texts: Structure of narratives
Students determine structure of narratives in a range of imaginative text extracts.
Analysing informative texts
Students determine the purpose of a range of informative texts.
Analysing persuasive texts
Students determine the purpose of a range of persuasive texts.
Identifying types of texts
Students organise and identify key structural and text features of informative, persuasive and imaginative texts.
Identifying purpose, audience, form and tone
Students analyse a variety of texts, identifying purpose, audience, form and tone, using the PAFT matrix.
Using structural elements to infer the author
Students examine structural elements of texts to predict the author.