The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop skills and knowledge to read and write simple or short texts. Texts will deal with mainly personal and familiar topics but may include some unfamiliar aspects.

At this level students, often with support, use the writing process with an awareness of the purpose and audience of the text.

In reading students are able to identify the main point of the text, some key details and express an opinion about the text as a whole as well as some of the details.

At the end of the Foundation Reading and Writing unit students will be able to read and comprehend a range of simple short texts and write a range of short texts in a number of contexts which may be interrelated.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment may be through: For writing learning outcomes: - written text (which may be computer generated) - teacher observation. For reading learning outcomes: - oral or written explanation of task - teacher observation - oral or written response to text.

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