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    • English 2.7: Analyse significant connections acrosstexts, supported by evidenceResource reference: English 2.7Resource title: Sink your teeth into texts!Credits: 4 Christine Wells
    • Context/settingThis assessment activity requires students to analyse the similarities anddifferences between texts of the same type or genre.Students will use at least four texts. The texts can be any combination ofwritten, visual, and/or oral and short and/or extended. At least one ofthese must be selected independently by the student.Students will present their findings as a written report. The written reportshould:· identify at least two significant connections across identified texts· provide supporting evidence from the texts· acknowledge other sources.
    • IntroductionThis assessment activity requires you to select a particular genre andanalyse the significant connections across different texts in that genre.You will present your findings in a written report.Select at least four texts in your chosen genre. The texts can be anycombination of written, visual, and/or oral and short and/or extended.Select at least one text independently.
    • TaskThis task has four parts:Part 1: Select a genre and textsSelect one genre on which to base your investigation.Select at least four suitable texts from your genre.Check with your teacher that the genre and texts you have selected areappropriate for assessment of this standard.
    • Selecting your genre and textsPossible genres include but are not limited to:· tragedy· comedy· horror· documentary· historical drama· ballad.You might also consider more specific sub-genres, such as:· Shakespearean tragedy· romantic comedy· gothic horror· docudrama.Select at least four suitable texts from your genre. For example, you mightselect the vampire genre and the following texts:· Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a film by Francis Ford Coppola (extended visual text)· Interview with the Vampire, a novel by Anne Rice (extended written text)· Underworld, a film by Len Wiseman (extended visual text)· Twilight, a novel by Stephanie Meyer (extended written text)· Christabel, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (short written text).
    • Our genre and textsThe genre we will study isThe texts we will study in class are:1.2.3.The text I will choose is
    • Part 2: Identify significant connections between textsIdentify at least two significant connections between your chosen texts(for example, characters, ideas, plot, imagery, audience, or purpose).Record these connections in any way you wish.
    • Identifying significant connections between textsIdentify at least two significant connections between your chosen texts.(Note that any connection that you find does not need to be evident inevery text you have selected.)The texts you have chosen may be connected in a number of ways. Forexample, the following could be considered significant connections:· characters· audience· purpose· themes or ideas· story or plot· language features· setting· imagery· structure.
    • Text Connection 1 Connection 2 Connection 3 Connection 4
    • Part 3: Analyse the significant connectionsMake reasoned points that show some insight or originality intheir understanding of the connections.Provide supporting evidence for the points you make.
    • Analysing the significant connectionsYou must make reasoned points that show some insight or originality intheir understanding of the connections you have identified. For example,you might include explaining how significant aspects across the textscommunicate ideas about contexts, such as human experience, society,and the wider world.Focus on what the connections tell you about:· knowledge, experience, and ideas in the texts (for example how setting isused; why particular types of characters are used in the text)· purposes and audiences of the texts· language features in the texts (for example, how imagery or a specifictype of vocabulary is used)· structures (for example, how the plot is developed).
    • Identify which texts are connected by:1. knowledge, experience, and ideas2. purposes and audiences3. language features4. StructuresText 1 is connected to text ? byText 2 is connected to text ? byText 3 is connected to text ? byText 4 is connected to text ? by
    • 1. Explain how these common aspects/connections communicate ideas about such contexts as human experience, society and the wider world. 2. Make reasoned points that show some insight or originality in thought or interpretation. 3. Support your findings with specific evidence from the texts.a. Identify and describe how similar character types are portrayed in each text. What can we as the audience learn from their experiences?b. Identify and describe similar themes/ideas in the texts. What do these themes/ideas teach the viewer about human experience, society and the wider world.c. Identify and describe common settings used in the texts. Explain how these settings affect the audience.d. Identify and explain the author/director’s purpose for this text. What did he/she want the audience to learn or think about human experience, society and the wider world. ? Are there similarities between texts? Discuss.e. Analyse how specific visual/verbal features are used in the texts. Which texts use these features in a similar way?f. Analyse how the structure of each text impacts the audience. Discuss similarities between texts.
    • Part 4: Present your findingsPresent your analysis in a suitable format.Check with your teacher that your chosen format will provide youwith the opportunity to achieve at every level before beginning thisfinal stage.Examples of formats you might use include but are not limited to:· a written report· an oral presentation to the class· a documentary film· a poster· a dramatic presentation· a blog or wiki· a web page· a multimedia item.
    • Achievement Achievement with Achievement with Merit ExcellenceAnalyse significant Analyse significant Analyse significantconnections across texts, Connections across texts connections across textssupported by evidence. convincingly, perceptively, supported by evidence. supported by evidence.
    • BibliographyNZQA Resources