Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘A Bundle of Sticks’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Down the Rabbit-Hole’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a girl named Alice follows a rabbit down a magical Rabbit-Hole. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall specific information from a narrative text, draw conclusions and think about text …More

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 7

This content area reading activity, ‘Dragonology’ is an English based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to understand the purpose of a book review.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Hobbiton’ features the hobbit shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, located near Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Lake Monsters’ supports students to use various strategies to understand opposing letters to the editor about whether these creatures exist. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Perseus and Medusa’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which Perseus defeats Medusa. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in a narrative text in order to ascertain the meaning and usage of individual words …More

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 7

This content area reading activity, ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’ is an English based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to understand the purpose of a book review.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Silkworm and Spider’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a silkworm and a spider make a robe for a king. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and the main idea from a narrative text.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Sky Lights’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about American Indian star myths. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text and to look critically at words in …More

Text Elements
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This understanding text exemplar ‘The Bear and Two Travellers’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘The Frogs and the Well’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Kraken’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about these mythical creatures. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Lost City of Atlantis’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the legendary lost city of Atlantis. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and form opinions.

Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘The Miser and His Gold’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Sea Fairies’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story by L. Frank Baum. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and to look at the language used in narrative text.

Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘The Stag at the Pool’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

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