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Anwar: Unit Standard 17363

(In Survival, pp. 12-19, Choices. 2001. Wellington: Learning Media.)

Writers: Michelle Sim (Mairehau High School) and Tonya Justice (Aranui High School), written at a Christchurch College of Education, Teacher Support Services workshop.

NCEA Level Duration
 3  1 period


Unit Standard Being Assessed Performance Criteria
US 17363, Version 3
Read Independently Information Texts: Unit Standard, using ESOL.


1.1 The topic of each text is identified from the layout, headings, and graphics.
1.2 Specific sections of each text are located.
1.3 Any abbreviations used are interpreted to demonstrate understanding of their meaning.
1.4 Main ideas in each text are identified and linked to subordinate ideas.
1.5 Understanding is demonstrated of essential vocabulary within each text.
Range: at least ten vocabulary items-meaning, grammatical form.
1.6 The effect on meaning of at least three cohesive devices is demonstrated.
Range: cohesive devices may include but are not limited to - conjunctions, personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, articles.


Published on: 22 Jun 2009