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Learning task 4

Formative assessment

  1. Ask students to read the formative reading text for US 12420, " When they told me I had cancer" (The NZ Herald, 9 January 2004).
  2. Hand out the FormativeCloseReadingActivity (Word 961KB) and ask students to answer the questions.
  3. The second formative assessment is based on the text "A special effect" by Pamela Stirling (The Listener, December 6 2003). This article is a recount of some significant events in the life of Cameron Duncan, a young New Zealand boy who died of cancer. It is a well-written article that has links to other news articles and The Lord of the Rings movie.

Published on: 24 Jun 2009