Form personal responses to independently read texts
Reading is such an important pastime. Not only does it make you smarter, but it builds your general knowledge and helps you understand yourself and the world better. Research shows it to be the most effective way to become smarter - so let's do it!
Extension is also important. Especially if you find yourself finishing before others, feeling bored, or wanting to push yourself and your English skills. I want to provide ample opportunities for you to engage with the books and stories you are reading this year and reflect on how those texts make you think and feel. So, what can I do? Every time you read a story, novel or view a film independently (we don't study it together as a class), you will write a personal response to that text. Each term you will be given at least 2 opportunities to do so, and as many novels as you can read!
Level 1 English - AS 90854 Form personal responses involves demonstrating personal understandings of, engagement with, and/or viewpoints on texts. This may also include responding to links between: • text and self (eg personal contexts and prior knowledge) • text and world (eg connections with knowledge, experience, ideas and imagination from social, cultural, literary, political or historical contexts). A convincing response is generally meaningful (Merit) A perceptive response shows some insight or reflection (Excellence)