Stage 5 reading - Evaluating sources
Students will learn to identify and evaluate the accuracy and validity of a statement in a range of texts. Students will explore credibility and validity of sources.
EN5-1A: responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
EN5-5C: thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts.
National Literacy Learning Progression
UnT9: reads and views complex texts (see Text complexity) (comprehension); evaluates text features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); analyses the use of language appropriate to different types of texts (e.g. compare the use of pun in imaginative and persuasive texts (comprehension)
UnT10: applies and articulates criteria to evaluate the language structures and features for relevance to purpose and audience (comprehension); evaluates the reasoning and evidence in a persuasive text (comprehension); recognises when ideas or evidence have been omitted from a text to position the reader (comprehension)
UnT11: analyses the credibility and validity of primary and secondary sources (comprehension); judiciously selects and synthesises evidence from multiple texts to support ideas and argument (comprehension); evaluates the social, moral and ethical positions taken in texts (comprehension); identifies subtle contradictions and inconsistencies 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.
What is fact and what is opinion?
Students evaluate what is fact and what is opinion in various texts.
Conspiracy theories – Fact or fiction
Students investigate different perspectives and evaluate sources.
Arguing your case
Students present a case for a controversial topic using a reliable corroborating source.
Bias and bias by omission
Students identify how author’s use language and vocabulary to create bias and bias by omission.