This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with a range of everyday and less familiar print and digital texts, of limited complexity to participate in learning. The unit provides the learner with the skills and knowledge necessary to read, interpret and evaluate everyday texts of limited complexity for learning purposes.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - interpret basic structural conventions of text such as sequencing of information, identification followed by description; - draw on a range of de-coding and meaning-making strategies to make sense of text; - draw on prior knowledge to make sense of text; - oral communication skills to convey information about text including an opinion about its effectiveness, and; - technology skills to access and navigate screen based digital text to locate information of limited complexity. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - texts represent the author's experiences, purposes, opinions; - relationship between source of text and validity of information; - texts have different audiences and different purposes, and; - information can be accessed and represented in a number of ways including digitally.

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