English Communications Year 12 Text Analysis – The Book Thief

Subject Area: SACE English
Author: The Wilderness School - Heather De Blasio

 Description

Year 12 English Communications (Individual Task)

SUMMATIVE TASK –choose ONE of the questions below and write an extended text analysis response (max 1000 words).

  1.  In what ways does Markus Zusak incorporate books and words to present his ideas in The Book Thief?
  2. Explore the ways Markus Zusak presents the idea that humanity can survive in the face of political extremism.
  3. How does Markus Zusak use symbols to present his ideas in The Book Thief?
  4. What techniques does Markus Zusak use to explore his idea/s in The Book Thief?

You are allowed to submit one draft to your teacher for feedback. You will be assessed on the following Assessment Criteria and specific features (from SACE English Communications Subject Outline. See Appendix 2 for the full SACE rubric of Performance Standards or this task.)

Knowledge & Understanding

·      the way the novel is shaped by conventions

·      the way creators use stylistic features, the way readers interpret these

·      of the ideas and themes in the novel

Analysis

·      of the author’s use of novel conventions to communicate ideas & influence response

·      of ideas, experiences, values & beliefs explored in the novel

Application

·      use of evidence from the novel to develop and support a response

Communication

·      Accuracy and fluency of expression

·      Appropriate form and register for audience and purpose

TIME ALLOWED: TWO WEEKS

DRAFTS DUE: ONE WEEK PRIOR TO SUBMISSION

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT

In order for you to understand better what is required to achieve at the highest levels when writing extended text responses, I have designed a rubric to describe what such progress looks like. You will also be able to use the rubric to assess your draft and make some changes to your draft to improve it, prior to submitting the draft. Your task during this double lesson is to self-assess your draft. Please shade the rubric for the levels you think you have achieved. Prior to submitting your draft and rubric, please make any adjustments to your draft that your self-assessment suggests. You will have the full double lesson (90 minutes)

Curriculum Links

South Australian Certificate of Education – English

Analysis

The specific features are as follows:

An1    Analysis of the connections between personal experiences, ideas, values, and beliefs, and those explored in a text.

An2    Analysis of the ways in which language techniques are used to influence opinions and decisions in a range of contexts.

Application

The specific features are as follows:

Ap1    Use of a range of language skills to analyse and solve problems, and to demonstrate creativity.

Ap2    Use of evidence from texts to support conclusions.

Ap3    Ability to locate, record, analyse, use, and synthesise knowledge.

Communication

The specific features are as follows:

C1      Accuracy, clarity, and fluency of expression.

C2      Use of an appropriate style and structure for the audience and purpose when composing texts.

Links to external reporting standard

see criterion-referenced progression below

Purpose

Summative extended response assessment task

Rubrics

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Text analysis 1 rubrics

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Text Analysis 1 rubrics

Revised Level Statements following Guttman Analysis

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Text Analysis 1 revised levels

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Text Analysis 1 Revised Level Statements following Guttman Analysis

Criterion-referenced progression linked to external reporting standards

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Text analysis 1 criterion referenced progressions linked to reporting standards

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Text Analysis 1 Criterion-referenced progression linked to external reporting standards

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