Overview — Patterns
‘Patterns’ is a unit of work that examines patterns in literature and language, with suggestions for follow-up activities investigating patterns in mathematics and creative arts.
In this unit students will read and view a variety of multimodal texts, including print-based texts, an online video and artworks. They will experience modelled and guided reading of stories from a range of authors and illustrators, and compare factual and fictional books that contain a similar theme.
The focus on literature and literacy encompasses:
- learning how to use predicting as a comprehension strategy
- learning to use onset and rime of words as a word attack strategy when reading, and as a spelling strategy when writing
- learning correct letter formation of some upper and lower case letters
- learning about and using sentence punctuation
- examining the structure of a sentence
- reading and writing sentences using action verbs
- examining illustrations and other visual texts for examples of patterns
- comparing informative and imaginative texts and exploring the purpose of each type of text.