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Getting Familiar with the Unfamiliar 3

By | Copyright Year:2021 | ISBN-13: 9780170454445

Published:21/09/2020
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.

CONTENTS

Introduction for teachers
Introduction for students

Chapter One: Places

Set 1
Prose: Philosophy from a kayak on a summer’s eve by Grant Shimmin
Language focus: Passive/active voice
Poem: Ferry Road by Mary McCallum
Language focus: Rhythm
Comparing texts

Set 2
Prose: The Wrong One by Chiao Lin
Language focus: Repetition
Poem: Mother by Renee Liang
Language focus: Imagery - Simile
Comparing texts

Set 3
Prose: from The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
Poem: Fairy Tale by Fiona Farrell
Comparing texts

Chapter Two: People

Set 1
Prose: from How We Fell by Glenn Colquhoun
Language focus: Adverbs/adverbial phrases
Poem: Near Death Experience by John Allison
Language focus: ‘Present participle’ and ‘the gerund’
Comparing texts

Set 2
Prose: from The Writing Teacher by T.K. Roxborogh
Language focus: Sentence types
Poem: My Father Today by Sam Hunt
Language focus: Allusion
Comparing texts

Set 3
Prose: from Double Take by Emma Neale
Poem: For Andrew by Fleur Adcock
Comparing texts

Chapter Three: Problems and Potential

Set 1
Prose: Whakama - by Kirsty Dunn
Language focus: Symbolism
Poem: Feelings and Memories of a Kuia by Apirana Taylor
Language focus: Irony
Comparing texts

Set 2
Prose: Is it hot enough for you yet? By David Slack
Language focus: Questions (including rhetorical) and assertions
Poem: Me, the Labourer by Eti Sa’aga
Language focus: Diction
Comparing texts

Set 3
Prose: Myself, Looking Back by Grahame Sydney
Poem: It’s taken me all morning for her to do this by Nicola Easthope
Comparing texts

Glossary
Selected answers

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