Use strategies and skills for comprehending texts including:
using structural and language features, for example, visual and aural cues to identify main ideas, supporting arguments and evidence
making personal connections with texts
questioning texts to draw conclusions.
Consider the ways in which texts communicate ideas, attitudes and values including:
how social, community and workplace texts are constructed for particular purposes, audiences and contexts
the ways text structures and language features are used to influence audiences, for example, image selection in websites, emotive language in speeches or films, stereotypes in video games and vocabulary choices in advertisements
Using information for specific purposes and contexts by:
locating and extracting information and ideas from texts, for example, skim reading for general sense and scanning for key information
understanding how texts are structured to organise information, for example, hyperlinks, chapter headings and indexes
using strategies and tools for collecting and processing information, for example, graphic organisers and spreadsheets.
Create a range of texts:
using appropriate language, content and mode for different purposes and audiences, for example, in everyday, social, community or workplace contexts
using text structures and language features to communicate ideas and information in a range of mediums and digital technologies, for example, explaining workplace procedures, using navigation bars to create a web page, and developing a character’s back story
developing appropriate vocabulary and using accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar
using strategies for planning, recording sources of information and proofreading.