written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Internally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.8 Connections Across 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 1.8 'Connections Across Texts' (AS90852)
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.
Throughout the workbook a range of texts are used to illustrate connections including: Poetry - 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen, Novel - 'The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas' by John Boyne, Play - 'Jigsaw' by Susan Battye, and Short Story - 'The Doll's House' by Katherine Mansfield. At the end of the workbook there is a valuable model of a report illustrating connections between 'Home Run' by Paula Boock, 'The Doll's House' by Katherine Mansfield, 'Whale Rider' by Witi Ihimaera, and 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare. Candidates can use this model to develop their own report using their own texts.
A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring a quality report. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.8 is also included in the resource.
Topics Covered by this Resource Include :
- Four Kinds of Viewpoint
- Aspects of Language - Glossary
- Identifying the Setting
- Using Quotations as Evidence
- The Effect of the Setting
- Common Themes
- Establishing the Plot
- Plot, Character and Change
- Plot Complications
- Turning Points and Climaxes
- Comparing Final Turning Points
- Understanding Characters
- Finding the Theme
- Connecting Theme and Plot
- Theme and Language Features
- Connections Between Plays
- Unpacking a Short Story
- Understanding Poetry
- Purpose and Audience
- Details in Texts
- Points of Similarity and Difference
- A Model Response - Report
- Recording the Evidence
- Alternative Ways of Responding
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.8 Connections Across 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 1.8 Connections Across 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.