This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with simple, familiar and predictable paper and web based text types for personal purposes. Learners at this level may request support and begin to develop their own support resources.

Unit details

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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: - critically read texts which have predictable structure and familiar vocabulary to make meaning; - get the gist of texts which have more unfamiliar elements to interpret information; - use a range of reading strategies to draw on bank of key vocabulary of personally relevant words/phrases and use word attack skills; - make connections between own knowledge and experience and the purpose and structure of texts; - follow non-linear digital texts to gain information; - use decoding strategies such as phonic and visual letter patterns to identify unknown words, and; - technology skills to navigate web based text to locate simple information. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - how basic punctuation impacts on meaning, and; - reading strategies to engage with paper based and web based texts for different purposes or texts.

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