Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
the degree to which individual points of view, experiences and contexts shape responses to texts
the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses
how responses of readers and viewers can range from empathetic to critical.
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities
different points of view represented in texts, for example, those of characters, narrators and the implied author
approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue
different narrative approaches, for example, eye-witness accounts, multiple narrators, the unreliable narrator and the omniscient narrator
the use of sound and visual devices in literary texts to create particular effects, for example, assonance, prosody, rhyme , animation and voice-over narration.
Create analytical texts:
structuring arguments and points of view using relevant textual evidence
using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to respond to texts
experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms.
Create imaginative texts:
developing connections between real and imagined experiences
drawing on knowledge and understanding of storytelling, style and the structure of texts
experimenting with aspects of style and form to achieve deliberate effects
reflecting on familiar and emerging literary forms for particular audiences and purposes.