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Consolidate Reading Skills

TAFE SA Code: CAAFB Nominal Hours: 30


Unit Descriptor:
The focus of the unit is to consolidate your skills and knowledge necessary for reading a range of unambiguous texts within a community, education, or vocational context.

Application of Unit:
This unit applies to you when you want to develop reading skills for employment, education and/or community participation. See Australian Core Skills framework levels of Performance for more detail. http://deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx To achieve competency in this unit, you need to be able to read a range of simple texts for different purposes and be able to construct meaning from them. You need to demonstrate: Word recognition skills A range of reading strategies Ability to locate information Draw conclusions from text Apply information read to complete tasks or solve problems Ability to express own opinion in response to text You also need to understand the importance of: The source of the text Features of text that aid reading e.g. use of titles, tables and punctuation Resources to assist reading e.g. dictionaries, libraries, internet

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 CONSOLIDATE READING SKILLS Features of Instructions

Consolidating Reading Skills


Certificate 1 Education and Skills Development
Compulsory Unit

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Name: ________________ Performance Criteria 1 Use codes and conventions of unambiguous, everyday texts to assist /support reading
1.1 Apply Word Recognition Skills 1.2 Learn new vocab in relevant contexts 1.3 Use organisational features and punctuation to aid reading 2 Understand unambiguous ,everyday texts 2.1 Locate texts relevant to needs and interests 2.2 State reasons for reading 2.3 Use range of reading strategies 3 Engage with unambiguous, everyday texts to construct meaning 3.1 Make predictions about content based on features of text 3.2 Make connections between text and own experiences 3.3 Read to acquire information 3.4 Draw simple logical conclusions from text 3.5 Apply information to complete tasks, solve problems or make decisions 4 Identify the authorship and /or source of ambiguous, everyday texts 4.1 Recognise that the source of information influences reliability or importance 4.2 Understand that text features may influence the interpretation of a message 4.3 Identify that a text is influenced by and will reflect the authors position 4.4 Express own opinion in response to text

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 CONSOLIDATE READING SKILLS Features of Instructions

Features of Instructions
The right order
Putting instructions into the right order is vital. You could cause irritation and even real problems for your reader, if you don't get it right. Your mum has left some instructions for you on how to clean the car. However, they are a bit of a jumble and they could be a lot clearer. Put them into the right order by numbering them 1 to 6.

Using the chamois leather, polish the car until it sparkles Wash the car thoroughly First clean the inside of the car with the vacuum cleaner Fill with soapy water Then fetch a bucket from the garage Rinse the car with clean water
Less is more
Instructions have their own style. They are straight to the point and start with the verb or thing to do. Consider the following two examples: a) Mum. Let's see if we can get it right this time. I don't want to be watching Des O'Connor like last time! You need to put the DVD in the machine and then press the record button. That's the small red one which is a little to the left of the play button, which looks like a Smartie with an arrow on it - you can't miss it. The stop button is just below the play button, I think. Oh, by the way, don't forget to rewind the tape first, and you'll need to change the channel too probably. b) Put the DVD in the machine. Press rewind and wait until the rewinding has finished. Change the channel to 5. The record button is the red one in the top left corner. Press it. Check the recording light is on. Press stop when the programme has finished.
Which is easier to read and why?

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 CONSOLIDATE READING SKILLS Features of Instructions