Year 12 Wide Reading Unit Standard 12905 You read: two novels, and a selection of poetry, short stories, non-fiction like: autobiographies, biographies, sports how tos, car how tos, etc. You read non-fiction articles which are long! E.g. At least half a page of newspaper print or spread over three pages in a magazine. You get : 4 Level Two Credits at Achieved Level You write NINE responses. These consist of the bibliographic details/ What the writing is about/ and three paragraphs of Statement/explanation/ example.
You must:Read an inclusive variety of written texts and record the reading experience • Range: • At least nine written texts from at least three different categories – • Categories may include: • Contemporary novel • Pre-20th century text, • Collection of short stories • Drama • Poetry anthology • Extended magazine articles • Biography • Reference books • websites
Layout of Writing • Title of Text: • Title of Book: (if different) • Title of Author: • What the book is about: • Paragraphs x 3. – comment, explanation, example from the text “……”
Performance Criteria • 1.1 Selection includes more than one cultural perspective and has regard to gender balance • Make sure you have included more than one culture’s writing. European, Maori, etc… • Make sure that you include writing from male and female authors.
Performance Criteria • 1.2 Reading includes at least two texts with an established critical reputation. • This mean reading two texts by someone who is well known for being a good writer. Eg Fleur Beale, Jk Rowling, Catherine Mansfield, John Marsden, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera ( this could then cover your need to include more than one culture.)
Performance Criteria • 1.3 Reading log records date of main entry, gives title and writer or source of each text, and a brief personal response with specific reference to details of each text. • Ours is in the form of: • What is this about: • 3 x paragraphs – statement/explanation/example from the text “……”
Performance criteria • 1.4 Evidence of texts having been read is demonstrated for at least one random sample text recorded in the reading log. • This is your reading logs or write-ups that you are doing.
Wide Reading Unit Standard 12905- Fiction novels and short stories • Title of Short Story/Novel • Title of book that the short story came out of • Author • What the text is about • Three comments of: • statement, explanation and example eg. Things about the characters, plot, themes/ideas. • What challenges have the characters had to deal with? • Did the characters change over time. How did it affect you? • Have you learned anything new as a result of reading this book? • Will you look at things in life differently after reading this book? • How would you have coped with the character’s situation. • Is there someone that you know that has been in this situation? • How would you feel if this happened to a member of your family? • Eg I found the Character of Rupert the Bear to be extraordinarily brave. This is because he beat the dragon over the head with a branch before it had a chance to set it on fire. For example in the text the author states: “Rupert ran to the river and grabbed the branch off the willow”.
Poetry: • Title of Poem • Title of the Book that it has come from • Author • What the poem was about • How did it make you feel? • What images were in the poem – pictures painted by the words. • Did you notice any language features/techniques being used: metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia, contrast between ideas, structure, repetition, alliteration, assonance, rhyme, rhythm. • Did these things make the theme stand out more in your mind? • Did you learn anything new from reading this poem? • Will you look at life differently as a result of reading this poem? • Did the poem remind you of any situations you have been in? • Did the poem remind you of any other poems that you have read?
Commenting on non-fiction • Title • Author • What the text was about • Comments – statement, explanation and examples from text • What did you learn from the information. • Were there any illustrations – did they help your understanding of the information. • Will you be able to do anything differently after learning this information? • Will you think about certain things differently as a result of reading this information. • How did this article make me feel? • Why was that? • What would you like to be able to do to make things better? • Could you do what the people in the article had to do? • How would you feel about being in that situation?
Commenting on non-fiction Newspaper or magazine articles • Title of Article • Title of Magazine or Newspaper that it came from • Author • What the text was about • Comments x 3 • In other words I want three paragraphs. You make a statement, explain what you mean and provide evidence from the writing. • Eg. The victims of the Chinese earthquake need resources fast. By this I mean there is no fresh water, shelter or food. For example, in the text it states “the Minister of Fruitcake has asked groups around the world to donate tents, medicine and food.” • – statement, explanation and examples from text • What did you learn from the information. • Were there any illustrations – did they help your understanding of the information. • Will you be able to do anything differently after learning this information? • Will you think about certain things differently as a result of reading this information. • How did this article make me feel? • Why was that? • What would you like to be able to do to make things better? • Could you do what the people in the article had to do? • How would you feel about being in that situation?