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.
- EN3-3A: uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
- EN3-5B: discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
National Literacy Learning Progression
- 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); identifies language features used to present opinions or points of view (process)
- UnT9: compares and contrasts the use of visual elements in multimodal texts with similar purposes (comprehension); justifies an opinion or response by citing evidence from a text (comprehension); uses knowledge of a broader range of cohesive devices to track meaning (paragraph markers, topic sentences - see 'grammar') (process)
- UnT10: applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the structure, purpose or content of a text (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.
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.