Stage 3 reading - Author perspective
Students will learn to identify and find evidence in the text to understand author perspective.
- EN3-3A uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
National Literacy Learning Progression
- UnT8: identifies author’s perspective (comprehension); explains how authors use evidence and supporting detail in texts (comprehension); identifies language features used to present opinions or points of view (process)
- UnT9: identifies how authors create a sense of playfulness (pun, alliteration) (comprehension); interprets point of view or perspective in a moderately complex text (comprehension)
NAPLAN item descriptors
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Task 1: Author purpose
Students categorise books into persuasive, informative or imaginative based on visual elements (one activity).
Task 2: Tone
Students learn to identify clues in a text to indicate the tone of an author (six activities)
Task 3: Mood
Students learn how mood is represented in texts (three activities).
Task 4: Theme
Students read or view a range of short texts to identify the central theme (two activities).
Task 5: Bias
Students learn to identify bias in texts when determining author perspective (three activities).
Task 6: Identifying author perspective
Students determine an author’s perspective on a range of fiction, nonfiction as well as in visual texts (three activities).