and Creating Texts
Through their close study of the set texts, and the range of tasks completed, students are expected to demonstrate the key knowledge and skills outlined for Reading and Creating Texts to produce both analytical and creative responses.
East, West (The website for East,West unit can be found here)
On completion of this unit the student should be able to produce analytical and creative responses to texts.
• Students will complete a range of oral and written tasks on each text that explore and the purposes of the text's form, and how the author's create meaning through the text's historical and cultural contexts, its themes and issues, characters and their relationships, point of view, narrative structure, stylistic features, symbolism and imagery.
• In developing the oral and written texts for assessment, students are expected to show progressive planning; drafting; peer conferencing; editing; redrafting, and polishing of each response.
Summative Assessment Task—SACs:
(1) An extended written analytical essay (800900 words) that offers an interpretation of one set text.
(2) A creative response (800900 words) that offers an imaginative recreation of an aspect(s) of the other set text and a written explanation (300400 words) that explains and justifies the decisions made during the writing process.