written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Internally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.10 Personal Response to Texts' is a write-on student workbook covering the English skills students need to gain Achieved, Merit, or Excellence in this NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard. The work covers only Achievement Standard 1.10 'Personal Response to Texts' (AS90854)
This workbook contains a large number of write-on student tasks designed to help students practise the skills necessary to develop a deeper understanding in this area of the New Zealand English curriculum. Students will also find detailed instruction boxes, glossaries and other resources that will develop the ideas, vocabulary and processes needed to gain a high level pass in the internal assessment for this Standard.
This workbook helps students form quality responses to texts they have independently selected and read themselves. Elements such as theme, setting, characters and plot of a text are explored and templates for preparing a written report are included. Beside extended texts, other text types covered include poetry, short story, and plays. A sample report is included showing exactly where the phrases that gain achievement, merit and excellence passes are located. A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring a quality report. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.10 is also included in the resource.
Topics Covered by this Resource Include :
- A Reading/Viewing/Listening Log
- The Structure of Texts
- Identifying Viewpoints
- Understanding the Meaning of Plot
- Definition of Setting
- Finding Quotes that Describe the Setting
- A Personal Response to Setting
- A Personal Response to Characters
- Character Development
- Plot Structure
- Plot Complications
- Turning Points and Climaxes
- Finding the Theme
- Identifying Significant Connections
- Examining the Short Story
- Examining a Play
- Examining Poetry
- Crafting a Response Report
- A Model Personal Response Report
- Report Templates
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.10 Response to Read Texts' is best bought before the standard is taught at school and used throughout this time as a classroom and homework resource. Sigma workbooks are also valuable resources when students have missed school through illness or have transferred from other schools and have missed instruction in a particular achievement standard.
Once completed, 'AS 1.10 Response to Read Texts' provides a useful set of revision notes at assessment time. It can be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 English course.