Vocabulary refers to the understanding and effective use of words. The more extensive a student’s vocabulary is impacts on their ability to be strategic with their writing.
Stage 5 vocabulary includes the following topics:
- Creating an impact
With an increase in vocabulary, students are able to utilise literacy devices such as irony, symbolism and foreshadowing, to create a greater impact for the reader.
- Formal and impersonal language
For students to construct more sophisticated pieces of writing, they need to develop the ability to write from an impersonal perspective. This can be achieved by avoiding opinions and pronouns.