This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write simple routine digital and/or print descriptive and narrative texts.

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 and knowledge: - vocabulary and expressions for a range of everyday topics related to personal needs and interests and social and community participation, such as family, weather, environment, simple current events, food, health, work and education; - simple sentence structures, for simple, compound and complex sentences; - simple question forms; - a limited range of adjectives, adverbs; - a limited number of adverbial phrases; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of common high frequency tense and aspect forms to describe present, past and future; - a limited range of common phrasal verbs used in descriptive and narrative texts; - some modals and modal forms (positive and negative); - a limited range of connectives; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices; - reading skills to access online and print based EAL resources, such as dictionaries, thesauruses; - some high frequency idiomatic expressions; - author's voice in descriptive and narrative text; - some awareness of register in descriptive and narrative texts; - some narrative devices, and; - some awareness of tone and intention of writer.

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