Each of the 10 units in these books contain an example of a text type with ten associated interactive activity work sheets. These include pre and post reading tasks and work sheets that focus on developing students' phonological, visual, morphemic and etymological knowledge. The remaining work sheets explore and reinforce punctuation, grammar and writing skills.
Each of the text type examples is displayed onscreen, and are fully illustrated and set in the style that the text type would appear in everyday situations.Content includes:
Social networking – an editorial
Energy production – letters to the editor
How to make a television show – procedural text
Family life – a humorous blog
Living with a disability – an interview
Manga comic books – a newspaper article
Playing cricket – a personal narrative
Designing a dream bedroom – an annotated diagram
A dinner-time conversation – a script
Relationships – a poemTopics include:
Levels One to Four primary school literacy content is integrated into literacy activities that will suit the interests of year 7–10 secondary school students.
Pre-reading – introducing key words, difficult words or difficult language
Post-reading – comprehension tasks to test understanding
Phonological knowledge – revision of two- and three-letter blends, plus more!
Visual knowledge – syllables and compounds words, plus more!
Morphemic knowledge – forming plurals and adding vowel endings, plus more!
Etymological knowledge – onomatopoeia, prefixes and modern words, plus more!
Punctuation – capital letters, full stops and apostrophes, plus more!
Grammar – nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, plus more!
Writing – completing a script and creating a character profile, plus more!The folder contains:
Colour screenshots of the 10 unit text examples
An illustrated glossary
Photocopiable student work sheetsThe CD-ROM contains:
Interactive PDF work sheets for IWBs and laptops
Photocopiable versions of work sheets
An illustrated glossary
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