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Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar 1 - 9780170415965
120 Pages

Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar 1

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

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?



By | ISBN-13: 9780170424547
Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar Level 2 is an easy-to-follow workbook that will prepare students for tackling this exam at the end of the year. Once students have completed the workbook they will be able to read any text they encounter with confidence and write thoughtful responses. The workbook has been created for students to use with little or no teacher intervention. However, it would also be a great resource in the classroom. The authors expect that, taken as a series of lessons, texts 1 and 2 of each section would take two to three hours each to work through thoroughly as a class. Texts have been carefully selected to: • show exemplars of excellent writing (fiction and non-fiction) • engage students in their study of poetry • provide lots of practice at identifying and decoding language techniques/features • teach students how to go ‘beyond the text’ and learn effective strategies to analyse texts • teach students effective strategies for how to produce better personal reading responses. As well as teaching close reading of unfamiliar texts, we believe it is also a great resource to use in the classroom for a range of the NCEA English standards. Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar Level 2 includes a wonderful range of interesting and challenging texts which students will respond positively to and the steps into analysis will provide some wonderfully insightful responses.
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