New Zealand Curriculum - Level 3

Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Speaking, Writing, Presenting

Processes and strategies


Students will: Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies with developing confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.


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Selects and reads texts for enjoyment and personal fulfilment;

Recognises and understands the connections between oral, written, and visual language;

Integrates sources of information and prior knowledge with developing confidence to make sense of increasingly varied and complex texts;

Selects and uses a range of processing and comprehension strategies with growing understanding and confidence;

Thinks critically about texts with developing confidence;

Monitors, self-evaluates, and describes progress with growing confidence.


Purposes and audiences


Show a developing understanding of how texts are shaped for different purposes and audiences.


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Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations;

Identifies particular points of view and begins to recognise that texts can position a reader;

Evaluates the reliability and usefulness of texts with increasing confidence


Ideas


Show a developing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts.


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Uses their personal experience and world and literacy knowledge confidently to make meaning from texts;


Makes meaning of increasingly complex texts by identifying main and subsidiary ideas in them;

Starts to make connections by thinking about underlying ideas in and between texts;

Recognises that there may be more than one reading available within a text;

Makes and supports inferences from texts with increasing independence.


Language features


Show a developing understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across texts.


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Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects;


Uses an increasing vocabulary to make meaning;

Shows an increasing knowledge of how a range of text conventions can be used appropriately;

Knows that authors have different voices and styles and can identify some of these differences.


Structure


Organise texts, using a range of appropriate structures.


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Understands that the order and organisation of words, sentences, paragraphs, and images contribute to and affect text meaning;

Identifies a range of text forms and recognises some of their characteristics and conventions.

  • Use the digital documentaries and worksheets in Write Time to assist students with identifying the characteristics and conventions of stories, arguments, poems, recounts, instructions essays and information texts.

Processes and strategies


Students will: Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies with developing confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.


Indicators:

Related Ziptales Activities:

Uses a developing understanding of the connections between oral, written, and visual language when creating texts;

Creates a range of texts by integrating sources of information and processing strategies with developing confidence;

  • View the Write Time digital documentaries and worksheets to assist students develop a variety of text creation strategies.

Seeks feedback and makes changes to texts to improve clarity, meaning, and effect;

Is reflective about the production of own texts: monitors and self-evaluates progress, articulating learning with growing confidence.


Purposes and audiences


Show a developing understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences.


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Constructs texts that show a growing awareness of purpose and audience through careful choice of content, language, and text form;

Conveys and sustains personal voice where appropriate.


Ideas


Select, form, and communicate ideas on a range of topics.


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Forms and expresses ideas and information with increased clarity, drawing on a range of sources;

Adds or changes details and comments to support ideas, showing some selectivity in the process;

  • Use the Write Time worksheets for students to practise forming and expressing ideas and information clearly, altering details and comments to support ideas conveyed in their writing.

Ideas suggest awareness of a range of dimensions or viewpoints.


Language features


Use language features appropriately, showing a developing understanding of their effects.


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Uses oral, written, and visual language features to create meaning and effect and engage interest;


Uses a range of vocabulary to communicate meaning;

Demonstrates good understanding of all basic spelling patterns and sounds in written English;

  • Study the Spelling modules and worksheets in Skill Builders to develop students’ understanding of spelling patterns and sounds in written English.

Uses an increasing range of strategies to self-monitor and self-correct spelling;

Writes legibly, fluently, and with ease when creating texts;

Uses a range of text conventions, including most grammatical conventions, appropriately and with increasing accuracy.


Structure


Organise texts, using a range of appropriate structures.


Indicators:

Related Ziptales Activities:

Organises written ideas into paragraphs with increasing confidence;


Organises and sequences ideas and information with increasing confidence;

  • Use the Write Time digital documentaries and worksheets to assist students to organise and sequence ideas and information in a range of texts.
  • Assist students with organising and sequencing ideas and information using Specialised English Lessons Topic Sentences (Years 5 & 6 Writing).
  • Students practise organising information when creating texts using the activities from the following Children in History worksheets:
    • The Bell and the Bushranger (#1)
    • Runaway (#1, #2, #3 & #4)
    • Secret Journey (#2).

Uses a variety of sentence structures, beginnings, and lengths.


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