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Year 3 illustrations
|Night is a Blanket (Reading)||Compost worms (Writing)|
|Sun Bears Are Special (Reading)||Make a smoothie! (Writing)|
|Wild Orphans (Reading)||Cheeky Charlie (Writing)|
|The Impossible Bridge (Reading)|
|Undersea Gardens (Reading)|
|“A Quiet Evening” (Reading)|
by Julie Ellis. This text is levelled at Gold 1.
This report provides information about seaweeds found in New Zealand waters and how they are used. It contains a large amount of information that may be unfamiliar to students, including some historical detail. Support within the text includes features that enable students to draw on their prior knowledge
of plants (in learning about seaweeds) and the use of specific examples to illustrate main points. Students need to identify and make connections between different pieces of information within the text in order to build their understanding.
The text includes many visual language features typical of an information report, for example, headings, photographs, text boxes, a labelled diagram, bold print for subject-specific vocabulary, a contents page, and an index.
The following example highlights the sorts of reading behaviours teachers could expect to observe in students who are meeting the standard. Sometimes these behaviours will be in response to teacher prompts and questions, and sometimes they will be spontaneous as the students notice and respond to the ideas in the text. These behaviours may occur during the first or subsequent readings and discussions.