skip to main content
NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Life Skills - Objective A Outcome 6


A student:

  • ENLS-6A

    reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: EN4-2A, EN5-2A

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • read a variety of short, written texts for enjoyment or information, eg email, sports results, SMS, instructions for using technology ICT
  • relate to texts using personal experiences
  • select a range of texts for enjoyment and justify reasons for their choice CCT
  • express a point of view/opinion about a text CCT
  • contribute to and provide an opinion on familiar topics represented in texts through class and small-group discussions CCT
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • identify the purpose of a variety of written texts, eg school diary, letter, media article
  • recognise the difference between types of texts, eg cookbook, safety manual, drama script, web page, novel
  • identify and use reading behaviours, eg reading headings and subheadings, looking at pictures and graphics that accompany written texts, predicting, self-correcting, rereading, reflecting
  • use phonological knowledge to read texts
  • use semantic and grammatical cues to gain meaning from written texts, eg use context clues to comprehend an unfamiliar word in a text
  • recognise and interpret single words or simple instructions in context, eg 'exit', 'no entry', 'out of bounds', 'danger', 'enter password', 'close program', movie titles
  • predict meaning in written texts, eg predict the storyline of a novel from reading the back cover, predict the ending of a story
  • read and respond to questions about texts to demonstrate comprehension
  • compare familiar texts on a similar topic CCT