Stage 4 reading - Audience and purpose
Students have opportunities to identify the purpose and audience of a range of texts.
EN4-1A: responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
EN4-2A: effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies
EN4-3B: uses and describes language forms, features and structure of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
National Literacy Learning Progression
- UnT9: evaluates text for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); classifies ideas or information for a set teaks or purpose (comprehension); analyses how language in texts serves different purpose (process)
- UnT10: reads and views moderately complex or some sophisticated texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); evaluates the effectiveness of language forms and features used in moderately complex or some sophisticated texts (comprehension); applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the structure, purpose or content of a text (comprehension)
- UnT11: reads and view sophisticated texts - see text complexity (comprehension); evaluates the style of a text (comprehension); analyses how authors manipulate language features, image and sound for a purpose (to create humour or playfulness) (process); identifies relevant and irrelevant information in texts (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.
Task 1: Know your audience
Students identify audience characteristics illustrators are appealing to in different book covers (two activities).
Task 2: Purpose and audience
Students determine the author’s purpose in a range of texts - inform, persuade or entertain (three activities).
Task 3: Text analysis
Students look at context vocabulary and subject matter in a range of texts and determine the purpose and audience of each text (seven activities).
Task 4: Entertain, persuade and inform in action
Students use a quadrant analysis to determine the purpose in sections of text and investigate discrepancies between the purpose and audience (two activities).