This unit develops the skills and knowledge to engage with a range of complex paper based and web based text types which are relevant to participation in the community and which may include some specialisation and non-routine contexts.  Learners at this level work independently and initiate and use support from a range of established resources.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - select and apply reading strategies to interpret and analyse texts; - apply critical analysis skills to interpret and compare texts; - assess relevance of texts to own purposes and needs; - assess the validity of online information; - apply a range of decoding strategies to identify unfamiliar words, and; - technology skills to access and navigate complex web based texts.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - a range of vocabulary related to community including some specialised vocabulary to support comprehension; - techniques used by writers to convey meaning and achieve purpose; - factors that influence a text such as an author's culture, experiences and value system, and; - differences in how paper based and web based information is represented.

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