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An integrated unit of work incorporating reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Writers: Jenni Bedford and Breda Matthews

Skill focus

Unit standard

Tasks

Reading

Unit standard 2986, version 6

Begin to read independently texts to gain knowledge, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Written language: Reading an information report (US2986)

Summative assessment:

The Secret Life of Estuaries

us2986_estuaries (Word 515KB)
us2986_estuaries (PDF 3MB)

us2986_cleaningup (Word 4MB)
us2986_cleaningup (PDF 270KB)
 

The Sands of St Clair

Speaking

Unit standard 17360,
version 3

Participate in a conversation, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Oral language: Participate in a conversation (17360)

Summative assessment:

Element 1: Make arrangements face-to-face, using ESOL.

Element 2: Participate in a 1-1 conversation face-to-face with known people, using ESOL.

us17360_elements1_2 (Word 326KB)

us17360_elements1_2 (PDF 180KB)

Listening

Unit standard 15007,
 version 4

Understand spoken information and instructions in a range of familiar contexts, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Oral language: Understand spoken information and instructions in a range of contexts (US15007)

Summative assessment:

Element 1: Understand spoken information in a range of familiar contexts, using ESOL.

Element 2: Follow multi-step spoken instructions in familiar contexts, and request repetition as required, using ESOL

us15007_elements1_2 (Word 2MB)

us15007_elements1_2 (PDF 599KB)

us15007_elements1_2a (Word 2MB)

Writing

Unit standard 17368,
 version 3

Write simple information texts on familiar topics (ESOL)

Formative: teaching unit:  Written language: Write simple information texts (US17368)

Summative assessment:

Estuaries

Marine animals

The effects of wind erosion

us17368_estuariesmarineanimalswinderosion (Word 124KB)

us17368_estuaries_marineanimals_winderosion (PDF 185KB)

Exemplars

us17368_exemplars (Word 66KB)
us17368_exemplars (PDF 85KB)

 

Skill focus

Unit standard

Tasks

Reading

Unit standard 17363,
 version 3

Read independently information texts, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Marine Mammals: Reading an information report (US17363)

Summative assessment:

Marine Worms: The weird and the wonderful

us17363_Marine_Worms (Word 653KB)

us17363_Marine_Worms (PDF 515KB)

The Secret Life of Estuaries

Controlling Animal Pests in New Zealand
us17363_Controlling_Animal_Pests_in_New_Zealand (Word 650KB)

us17363_Controlling_Animal_Pests_in_New Zealand (PDF 3MB)

Speaking

Unit standard 17142,
 version 3

Participate in conversations, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Oral language: Participate in a conversation (US17142)

Summative assessment:

Element 1: Converse with known people, using ESOL.

Element 2: Negotiate arrangements, using ESOL.

us17142_Elements1_2 (Word 137KB)

us17142_Elements1_2 (PDF 177KB)

Listening

Unit standard 15009,
 version 4

Understand spoken information in a range of contexts, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Oral language: Understand spoken information in a range of contexts, using ESOL (US15009)

Summative assessment:

Element 1: Listen to understand spoken information on a range of topics, using ESOL

Element 2: Understand an interview or exchange between two people, using ESOL.

us15009_Elements1_2 (Word 174KB)
us15009_Elements1_2 (PDF 223KB)

Audio

Task 1 audio: Algal blooms (MP3 4MB)

Element 2 Task 1 audio: Rabbits (MP3 5MB)

Element 2 Task 2 audio: Wave erosion (MP3 4MB)

Video

Element 1 Task 2 video: Pests

Audio (MOV 3MB)
Small (MOV 5MB)
Medium (MOV 10MB)

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Writing

Unit standard 17144,
 version 3

Write information texts, using ESOL

Formative: teaching unit:  Marine Mammals: Writing information texts (US17144)

Summative assessment:

Estuaries

The effects of wind erosion

us17144_estuarieswinderosion (Word 139KB)

us17144_estuaries_winderosion (PDF 182KB)

Exemplars
us17144_Exemplars (Word 64KB)

us17144_Exemplars (PDF 102KB)

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the following people who contributed their expertise and time to this project:

  • Dr. Mark J. Costello: Associate Professor of Ecology at Auckland University
  • Matt Maitland: Open Sanctuary Coordinator for the Auckland Regional Council
  • Tessa Irving: Engineer

The authors whose texts have been adapted:

  • Dave Galloway and Richard Gribble: e-vibe Environmental Education Newsletter, No.10, May, 2005.
  • David Harris: X-zone: Who's for Dinner. 2005. Lindfield, NSW: Scholastic (To be re-published in the forthcoming Selections series).
  • David Harris. Interview: Ken de la Motte. X-zone: Who's for Dinner. 2005. Lindfield, NSW: Scholastic (To be re-published in the forthcoming Selections series).
  • Raymond Huber: Marine worms: The weird and the wonderful. Connected 3., 2006. Wellington: Learning Media.
  • Andrew Innes: The Secret Life of Estuaries. Connected 3., 2006. Wellington: Learning Media.
  • Bill O'Brien: The Sands of St Clair. Design in Action, Selections. 2007. Wellington: Learning Media.

Published on: 12 Jun 2009




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