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Essential English Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | Creating texts

Creating Texts

Students create procedural, imaginative, analytical, interpretive, or persuasive texts appropriate to a context.

To create some texts it will be necessary for students to gather different points of view, for example, through interviews, surveys, questionnaires, and Internet resources. For these texts it will be important for students to determine the relevance of source material to context and topic.

Students learn that authors observe various conventions of style, content, vocabulary, register, and format, and that some authors ignore or deliberately challenge these conventions. Students should be aware of the stylistic features and textual conventions of various forms.

When creating their own procedural, imaginative, analytical, persuasive, and/or interpretive texts, students are encouraged to consider the intended purpose of the text, the representation of ideas and issues, and the possible response of the audience.

Students create a persuasive text that advocates for an issue, cause, or process relevant to a context in which the student is living, studying, and/or working.

Students extend their literacy skills to equip them for work, future learning, and participation in civic life. They develop appropriate vocabulary and use accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Students use strategies for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading, and, where necessary, appropriate referencing.

Hearing impaired and/or speech-impaired students can use alternative means of communication, such as signing or the use of appropriate technology, for the oral modes.