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Text Types – Argot Library

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

 

Text Types
For Stage 3 (usually Years 5 to 7, i.e. 9 – 12 year olds)
Literary Texts Factual Texts
Narrative
Literary Recount
Observation
Literary Description
Personal Response
Review
Factual Description
Information Report
Procedure
Procedural Recount
Factual Recount
Explanation
Exposition
Discussion
Narrative
To entertain, create, stimulate emotions, motivate, guide, teach

    Stage 3:

  • Students listen to more diverse, longer narratives.
  • Students read a variety of less familiar contemporary and traditional narratives.
  • Students jointly and independently construct narratives.
  • Teacher deconstructs and models stages.
  • Focus on rile of dialogue in character development and how it can guide action in narrative.
  • Students develop a critical literacy in respect of character development and subject matter.
Literary Recount
To entertain by dealing with a sequence of events that establish a relationship between a writer / reader / speaker / listener/ viewer.

    Stage 3:

  • Students give longer more involved recounts.
  • Oral recounts are more clearly developed.
  • Teacher and students jointly, then students independently, construct and read recounts.
  • Focus on character development and development of critical literacy in respect of values and attitudes incorporated in the text.
Observation
To record events and respond to them in a personal way. Observation does not have a sequence of events.

    Stage 3:

  • Students and teachers focus on recount and narrative rather than observation.
Literary Description
To describe, in literary terms, natural, physical, cultural and individual phenomena.

    Stage 3:

  • Students give more detailed descriptions of a range of settings, people, etc.
  • Students jointly and then independently construct and read detailed descriptions.
Personal Response
To summarize and respond personally to a text.
Stage 3:

  • Students give spoken subjective responses to literary texts in preparation for review writing.
Review
To summarize / analyze a literary text and assess its appeal and value.

    Stage 3:

  • Students give complex spoken and written reviews that include book knowledge, critical orientation to events, character development and assessment of dominant messages and values.
  • Recommendation is made on the basis of the above information.
  • Teacher and students jointly, then students independently, construct reviews.
 
Factual Text Types
Factual Description
To describe a particular living, non-living or natural phenomenon.

    Stage 3:

  • Students give more detailed descriptions of a range of things.
  • Teacher and students jointly, then students independently, construct and read more detailed descriptions.
  • Focus on including technical language in descriptions.
Information Report
To classify and describe general classes of phenomena.

    Stage 3:

  • Students research, listen to and give spoke information reports, often with the support of visual images.
  • Teacher and students jointly, then students independently, construct more complex oral and written information reports based on unfamiliar researched topics.
  • Texts are accompanied by diagrams and labeled sketches.
  • Students may write about and present broadly based topics from KLAs.

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