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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Oral presentation: book review
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Oral presentation: book review

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade A Kerry  
Grade B Jordan   Ariel   Riley  
Grade C Lesley   Sam   Bailey   Ricky   Indra  
Grade E Chris  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Talking and Listening, Reading

Description of activity

Students plan, draft and deliver an oral presentation on a novel of their own choosing.

Suggested materials

Palm cards or speech notes

Prior learning

The students have jointly and independently constructed detailed spoken and written reviews that include book knowledge, summary of events, character assessment and recommendation for particular audiences.


Talking and Listening (TS3.1)
Communicates effectively for a range of purposes and with a variety of audience to express well-developed, well-organised ideas dealing with more challenging topics.
Reading and Viewing Texts (RS3.5)
Reads independently an extensive range of texts with increasing content demands and responds to themes and issues.
Context and Text (RS3.7)
Critically analyses techniques used by writers to create certain effects, to use language creatively, to position the reader in various ways and to construct different interpretations of experience.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • structure and present a book review in oral form
  • use appropriate language features and conventions for an oral task
  • identify and interpret ideas, themes and issues in literary texts.
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