written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Externally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.2 Studied Visual or Oral 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 1.2 'Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence' (AS90850)
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 external assessment for this Standard.
At the end of the workbook there is a valuable model exam essay. Candidates can use this model to develop their own practice essays in preparation for the external exam. A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring quality essays. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.2 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered by this Resource Include :
- Recognising Viewpoints
- Glossary of Visual Language Features
- Glossary of Film Shots
- Glossary of Oral Language Features
- Setting & Atmosphere
- Plot and Subplot
- Turning Points in the Plot
- Character Development
- Flat or Round Characters
- Minor Characters
- Finding the Theme
- Building Visual Effects in Film
- The Sound Track
- Shots and Meaning
- Dialogue in Film
- Character Clues
- Combined Techniques
- Graphic Novels
- Radio Programmes
- A Television Script
- Oral Performance- A Monologue
- A Model Essay for AS 1.2
- Writing an Exam Essay for AS 1.2
- A Viewing/Listening Log
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.2 Studied Visual or Oral Texts' is best bought before the standard is taught at school and used throughout this time as a classroom and homework resource. Alternatively, the workbook would make an excellent independent study resource in the lead-up to the external assessment of Achievement Standard 1.2. 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 1.2 Studied Visual or Oral 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.