written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Externally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.1 Studied 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 1.1 'Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence' (AS90849)
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 1.1 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered in this Workbook Include :
- Structure of Texts
- The Writer's Viewpoints
- Aspects of Language - Glossary
- Writing a Personal Response
- Turning Points and Climaxes
- Character Development
- Minor Characters
- Contrasting Characters
- Changes to a Major Character
- Mouthpiece Characters
- Identifying the Theme
- Common Themes
- Details of the Setting
- Effect of Setting on Characters
- Examining a Short Story
- Examining a Play
- Examining a Poem
- Examining a Novel
- Examining Song Lyrics
- Examining a Digital Text
- A Model Essay for AS 1.1
- Writing an Exam Essay for AS 1.1
- A Reading Log
Sigma's 'AS 1.1 Studied Written Texts' workbook 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 1.1. Sigma workbooks can also be a 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 1.1 Studied 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.