Stage 5 reading - Connecting ideas
Students will learn to identify devices that link information across and within texts and develop an understanding of how authors connect ideas.
- EN5-2A: effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
- EN5-8D: questions, challenges and evaluates cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning.
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT9: summarises the text identifying key details only (comprehension); draws inferences, synthesising clues and evidence across a text (comprehension); builds meaning by actively linking ideas from a number of texts or a range of digital sources (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); analyses language and visual features in texts using metalanguage (e.g. cohesion, interpretation, figurative) (vocabulary)
UnT10: draws inferences using evidence from the text and discounting possible inferences that are not supported by the text (comprehension); integrates automatically a range of processes such as predicting, confirming predictions, monitoring, and connecting relevant elements of the text to build meaning (process); describes how sophisticated cohesive devices establish patterns of meaning (e.g. class-subclass) (process)
UnT11: analyses the cumulative impact of use of language features and vocabulary across texts (comprehension); strategically adjusts the processes of reading and viewing to build meaning according to the demands of tasks and texts (P) (comprehension) (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 sequence a deconstructed text using evidence clues such as temporal connectives and text structural elements.
Finding links within texts
Students use annotations to show connections between text elements and texts.
Students identify and track proper nouns/nouns and corresponding pronouns in texts. Students use proximal referencing to maintain meaning when reading.
Students identify sequences of related words in texts to track ideas and build understanding on a topic.
Students brainstorms and categorises connectives into the way they connect ideas.