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English – Stage 2 Foundation Statement

Talking and Listening
Students communicate proficiently ideas and information in classroom, school and social situations for a range of purposes. They explore a range of roles when interacting in pairs and groups, using various listening strategies to gather general ideas from conversations, reports or spoken presentations. Students identify the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts and they shape and present ideas accordingly. They identify common organisational patterns and language features of predictable spoken texts.
Activities: Reading Aloud, Oral presentations, Oral literary recount
Reading
Students independently read and view familiar and challenging texts and justify interpretations of ideas, information and events, using a range of skills and strategies. They integrate a range of skills and strategies efficiently when reading and interpreting texts and visual images. Students recognise and explore the relationship between writers and readers and how writers use language to create different worlds and achieve a range of purposes. They explore the structure and grammatical features for a range of written and visual texts.
Activities: Reading Aloud, Literary character analysis
Writing
Students write well-structured literary and factual texts in terms of topic, purpose, audience and language by drafting, revising and proofreading. They use accurate sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions to produce various texts and spell familiar and unfamiliar words using knowledge of letter-sound correspondence, common letter patterns and a range of other strategies. Students use joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation Style and develop basic desktop publishing skills. Students explain how they structure their writing to achieve intended purposes.
Activities: Narrative, Recount, Explanation of a manufacturing process, Procedure, Literary description, Literary character analysis, Information report on an animal, Exposition letter, Discussion, Explanation, Information report on a planet
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