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Teasing the lion: Unit Standard 2986 - Version 6

This unit is based on the Choices text Teasing the Lion, published by Learning Media.

Writers: Gillian Hull (Nelson College for Girls) and Mary James (Timaru Girls' High School) at a Teacher Support Services workshop at Christchurch College of Education (CCE) in November 2003. Revised by the ESOL Advisers CCE in September 2005 to meet the performance criteria of Version 6.

NCEA Level Duration
 2  1 period


Unit Standard Being Assessed Performance Criteria
US 2986, Version 6
Begin to read independently texts to gain knowledge, using ESOL


1.1  The topic of each text is identified and the content predicted from key words, layout, illustrations, and diagrams.
1.2  Main point(s) and supporting detail in each text are identified and understanding demonstrated.

Understanding is demonstrated of essential vocabulary within each text.

 Range: at least ten vocabulary items – meaning, grammatical form.

Published on: 22 Jun 2009