Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.7 Create a Visual Text' is written for NCEA Level 1 students.
Total of 3 Credits - Internally Assessed.
This 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 1.7 'Create a Visual Text' (AS90855)
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, techniques and processes needed to gain a high level pass in the internal assessment for this Standard.
This workbook provides students with instruction in a range of visual mediums including: a comic strip, the graphic novel, advertising, newspaper front pages, posters, storyboards, video programmes, a podcast and a dramatic presentation. Candidates can study the full range of these visual mediums in the workbook and then select the one best suited to their ideas and creativity. A set of introductory tasks is also included which will help students refine their ideas before selecting an appropriate visual text to explore. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.7 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered in this Workbook Include :
- The Five Key Elements of Static Images
- Establishing a Layout
- Using Symbols
- Using Details
- Covering Viewpoints
- Making a Statement of Intent
- Visual Language Features - Glossary
- Key Components of Visual Texts
- Brainstorming the Visual Text
- Following Creative Checkpoints
- Static Image - The Comic Strip
- Static Image - The Graphic Novel
- Static Image - Advertising
- Static Image - Newspaper Front Page
- Static Image - A Poster
- Static Image - The Storyboard
- Moving Image - A Video Programme
- Video Editing Templates
- Moving Image - A Podcast
- A Dramatic Presentation
- A Rehearsal Script
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.7 Create a Visual Text' 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 1.7 Create a Visual Text' 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.