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Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online texts


  • analysing the structure of media texts such as television news items and broadcasts and various types of newspaper and magazine articles (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • writing structured paragraphs for use in a range of academic settings such as paragraph responses, reports and presentations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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