written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Externally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.3 Unfamiliar Written 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 1.3 'Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence' (AS90851)
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 candidates have the opportunity to complete a wide range of exam tasks in preparation for the external exam. Resource material for these tasks includes fictional texts, non-fictional texts and poetry. A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring quality essays. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.3 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered in this Workbook Include :
- Colloquial Language
- Compound and Complex Sentences
- Direct Address
- Direct Speech
- Emotive Words
- Figurative Imagery
- Incomplete Sentences
- Literal Imagery
- Exam Practise Tasks for : Short Stories, Poetry, Reports, and an Editorial.
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.3 Unfamiliar Written 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 1.3. 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 1.3 Unfamiliar Written 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.