US No. 8972
NQF Level 03
Competence at this level will enable learners to discuss the style and purpose of the text, both implied and stated meanings, themes as well as plot, the author`s point of view and the context in which the text arose. They can use literature as a base to study and make judgements about human and social issues. They are aware of the drama and power of language.
As a creative representation of life and experience, literature raises important questions about the human condition, now and in the past. Learners` increasing ability to reflect on their experiences and to compare them with others` is encouraged, enhancing their capacity to deal with a selection of texts that explore moral, psychological and philosophical issues.
Unit standard range:
- The learner can read for enjoyment, analyse elements of literary genres and respond to issues, characters and situations presented in literary contexts.
- A variety of written and visual texts: picture books, folklore, traditional stories (written and oral), myths, legends, novels, feature films, short stories, poetry, learners` own speaking and writing, non-fiction (biographies and filmed documentaries), scripted and improvised drama/plays, television serials, video clips, cartoons and comics, song lyrics.
- Extract meaning from a variety of literary texts.
- Identify and explain features that influence response to texts.
- Produce own texts in response to literary texts.