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Level 4 Sample 2 Speaking and listening

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Task Summary

Students were asked to create a short presentation for a children’s TV show for a target audience of children between the ages of 8 and 12. The student chose to present an informative new report about a girl’s protest about homework.

Duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds

Level 4 Sample 2 transcript

Level 4 English, Speaking and Listening achievement standard (extract only)

This speaking and listening sample provides evidence of student achievement for:

Students … use language features to create coherence and add detail to their texts ... They create texts that show understanding of how images and detail can be used to extend key ideas. Students create structured texts to explain ideas for different audiences. They make presentations … varying language according to context.

For more information, please see: Victorian Curriculum F–10: English – Level 4 – Speaking and Listening

Video with annotations against achievement standard extracts for Speaking and Listening

Delivering informative presentations

Duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds

The student:
Delivers a sustained spoken informative text.
Organises more complex ideas or concepts logically (‘her reasons were’, ‘the next reason’, ‘in conclusion’).
Selects details to accentuate key points (‘60% of students … and that is like half of the world’, ‘homework can be big things and small things’).
Selects more specific words (‘scoop’, ‘cranky’, ‘sloppy’) to replace general words.
Controls tone, volume, pitch and pace to suit content and audience.
Uses register according to purpose and audience.
Rehearses spoken text.

Planning the next stage of student learning

When planning the next stage of the teaching and learning program to progress this student’s learning, focus on the following skills and knowledge:
Level 4

  • Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others (VCELA304)
  • Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and use interaction skills (VCELY307)

Level 5

  • Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others (VCELT336)
  • Understand that patterns of language interaction vary across social contexts and types of texts and that they help to signal social roles and relationships (VCELA334)
  • Participate in informal debates and plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (VCELY338)