In this area of study, students engage in reading and viewing texts with a focus on personal connections with the story. They discuss and clarify the ideas and values presented by authors through their evocations of character, setting and plot, and through investigations of the point of view and/or the voice of the text. They develop and strengthen inferential reading and viewing skills, and consider the ways a text’s vocabulary, text structures and language features can create meaning on several levels and in different ways.
Students’ exploration of texts involves understanding and appreciating the role of vocabulary, text structures and language features in creating story and meaning. They contemplate the ways a text can present and reflect human experiences, and how stories or aspects of stories resonate with their own memories and lives. Students are encouraged to share their experience and understanding of the world, and make connections with key ideas, concerns and tensions presented in a text. They also explore the cultural, social and historical values embedded in the text, and can compare these values with their own. It is through these moments of connection that students engage more closely with the reading experience, and draw parallels with their own observations of the world.
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Check out the eResources available including, but not limited to:
|Australian Financial Review||Library Edition - Full Text The Age/SMH||News - Gale|
|Biographies in Context - Gale||Literature Reference Centre - Gale||Oxford Art Online|
|Health & Wellness - Gale||EbscoHost eBooks||ProQuest eBooks|
|JSTOR - Periodical Database||Macquarie Dictionary||StoryLine Online|