17361 Read recounts _ESOL_ by hcj


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Read recounts (ESOL)

Level                              3

Credits                            4

Purpose       This unit standard is for people for whom English is not their first language.

              People credited with this unit standard are able to read recounts.

Subfield                           Languages

Domain                             English for Speakers of Other Languages

Status                             Registered

Status date                        21 May 2010

Date version published             21 May 2010

Planned review date                31 December 2014

Entry information                  Recommended: Unit 2969, Read recounts in familiar
                                   contexts (ESOL), or demonstrate equivalent knowledge
                                   and skills.

Accreditation                      Evaluation of documentation by NZQA.

Standard setting body (SSB)        NZQA National Qualifications Services

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference                    0226
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1   English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) refers to the acquisition of English
    as an additional language.

2   All assessment activities must be conducted in English, which must not be the
    candidate’s first language.

3   Candidate’s responses may be oral or written. Written responses may contain
    grammatical errors, but these must not interfere with meaning.

4   A range of reading tasks must be used in assessment activities for this unit standard,
    and may include but is not limited to – open-ended questions, multiple-choice,
    true/false, sorting, cloze.

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5     For this unit standard, texts:
      i     must each be at least 500 words in length;
      ii    must present or describe characters, settings, and/or events which are familiar,
            and relevant to the candidate;
      iii   must not be seen by the candidate prior to the assessment;
      iv    may be biography, autobiography, historical recount, personal recount;
      v     may have complementary illustrations or diagrams placed so that the
            relationship between text and illustration is clear to the candidate;
      vi    must be predictable, chronologically related, and have orientation,
            complication/record of events, and resolution/reorientation;
      vii may be an abridged version designed for language candidates.

6     Candidates may use an English dictionary, but must not use an electronic translator
      for assessment. Candidates may request assistance to understand the requirements
      of the assessment tasks.

7     Definition
      Essential vocabulary refers to vocabulary that is necessary to understand the text.
      They are typically words that relate to the topic.

Elements and performance criteria
Element 1

Read recounts (ESOL).

Range      two complete texts from different contexts.

Performance criteria

1.1        The sequence of events is given.

1.2        Details that are key to understanding each text are identified and described.

           Range         key details include – characters, setting, events.

1.3        The key connections between events are identified and explained.

           Range     may include but is not limited to – time relationships, cause and effect.

1.4        Cohesive devices and their meanings are identified.

           Range         at least two lexical cohesive devices, which may include but are
                         not limited to – repetition of nouns, uses of synonyms;
                         at least two grammatical cohesive devices which may include but
                         are not limited to – pronoun reference, conjunctions.

1.5        The meaning of essential vocabulary as used in each text is given.

           Range         ten words.

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Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

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Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). AMAP
also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to
develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and
assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish to
suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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