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Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar 2

By | Copyright Year:2019 | 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.


Introduction for teachers
Introduction for students

Section One: Narrative Prose
1 ‘Tending the Books’ from The Thirteenth Tale
2 We’re Only Joking
3 from All We Shall Know
4 from Motueka Tobacco Farm, 1962
5 Aging Backwards
6 Recognition

Section Two: Poetry
1 The Trees
2 Anytime is Wrong Time and so is In-Between Time
3 Pussy Cat
4 Makara Beach, Spring
5 Advice to a Discarded Lover
6 And if it snowed

Section Three: Non-fiction
1 We don’t need our community to be grateful, we need them to be okay
2 Assured, authentic Jacinda Ardern impresses overseas
3 Ditching plastic bags – just do it already
4 an abridged speech delivered by Maggie Rainey-Smith
5 an abridged introduction to Once While Travelling
6 Some Thoughts on Friendship



By | 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.
$18.14 Available
By | ISBN-13: 9780170454445
Do your students think responding to 'unfamiliar texts' is one of the harder assessments? Or, is it the part of English they relish? Our authors think it's actually the best and easiest to write on and to prove a case. They’ve put together a workbook to help your class to read and analyse a range of texts and communicate that understanding in a clear and convincing way. They have selected from the best of writing from Aotearoa New Zealand so hope your students will enjoy 'meeting' some of our fabulous writers and poets. Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar 3 is an easy to follow workbook that will prepare students to tackle the Unfamiliar Text exam at the end of the year. Once completed, students will be able to read any text they encounter with confidence and write a thoughtful response to it.
$20.86 Available