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Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar Workbook

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170415965

Suitable For: New Zealand
This workbook is designed to teach students useful strategies for reading texts as well as provide them with the skills to write better responses in the corresponding external Achievement Standard at Level One. Once the work in the book is completed, students will be able to read any text they encounter with more confidence and communicate that understanding clearly.

Suggested answers are included so students can check that they are on the right track.


Introduction for teachers
Introduction for students

Section One: Narrative Prose
1 Friendly Persuasion
2 from Four Letters of Love
3 from The Crimson Petal and the White
4 Red Pen
5 from Third Degree
6 Beach Patrol

Section Two: Poetry
1 My Sister’s Top
2 Invigilator
3 Tooth
4 If We Return
5 Morning
6 A Work of Artifice

Section Three: Non-fiction
1 At Ten Years Old
2 Head Boy’s Prizegiving Speech
3 A World of Books
4 The Rude Question
5 Ducks and Drakes
6 Teenagers, or Seeds?