US ID 8969 + US ID 8972 (Afrikaans) (Free Preview)

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US Title Interpret and use information from texts
US No.  8969
NQF Level 03
Credits  5

Purpose:
Learners at this level read and view a range of texts. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to read a variety of text types with understanding and to justify their views and responses by reference to detailed evidence from text. They are also able to evaluate the effectiveness of different texts for different audiences and purposes, by using a set of criteria for analysis.

Unit standard range:

  • A variety of written and visual texts used in socio-cultural, learning and workplace contexts.

Outcomes:

  1. Use a range of reading and viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts.
  2. Use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts.
  3. Respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context.
  4. Explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader.

US Title Interpret a variety of literary texts
US No.  8972
NQF Level 03
Credits  5

Purpose:
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.

Outcomes:

  1. Extract meaning from a variety of literary texts.
  2. Identify and explain features that influence response to texts.
  3. Produce own texts in response to literary texts.

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