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Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes


  • sharing experiences of different texts and discussing some differences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • discussing the purpose of texts, for example ‘This text will tell a story’, ‘This text will give information’ (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • repeating parts of texts, for example characteristic refrains, predicting cumulative storylines, reciting poetic and rhyming phrases (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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