Stage 4 reading - Text features
Students will learn to identify and analyse specific text features within different types of text.
Syllabus outcome (2022)
- EN4-RVL-01: uses a range of personal, creative and critical strategies to read texts that are complex in their ideas and construction
- EN4-URA-01: analyses how meaning is created through the use of and response to language forms, features and structures
Syllabus outcome (2012)*
- EN4-1A: responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
- EN4-3B: uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
*Note: Visit the Leading curriculum K-12 website for more information on the syllabus implementation timeline.
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT9: reads and views complex texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); evaluates text features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); uses knowledge of a broader range of cohesive devices to track meaning (e.g. word associations) (see Grammar) (process); selects reading/viewing strategies appropriate to reading purpose (e.g. scans text for evidence) (process)
- UnT10: applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the language structures and features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); integrates automatically a range of processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build meaning (process)
- UnT11: strategically adjusts the processes of reading and viewing to build meaning according to the demands of tasks and 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.
Students complete brackets matching activities, linking definition, use and example.
Punctuation in context
Students analyse how punctuation is used to impact meaning for the reader.
Student identify how authors use different types of font style to draw attention to vocabulary for different purposes.
Identifying features of types of text
Students identify key features of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.
Text features analysis
Students skim and scan a text, identifying and explaining text features that show it is an information text.