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Year 7 Monitoring map Literacy

In Year 7, students:
Listening and Speaking (LS 7) T1 T2 T3 T4
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i. Identify different purposes for listening and
speaking. Select and modify text structures
and language features to develop ideas and
information for the chosen content and
context

ii. Plan, research, rehearse and deliver spoken
presentations specific to learning areas by
selecting purpose, structure and features

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iii. Communicate to:
summarise information
confirm key ideas, concepts or positions
ask questions that probe for deeper
understanding
analyse and evaluate learning area
language
identify and use subjective (exemplifying
speakers thinking), objective (information
and ideas based on fact) and evaluative
language

iv. Compose and contribute in different groups
and settings by interpreting and responding
to spoken language features and non-verbal
cues, including:
selecting vocabulary to create detailed
and accurate descriptions
presenting a point of view

v. Use interaction and communication skills to
contribute to informal debates and
discussions by:
interrogating and analysing ideas
evaluating information and comparing
solutions
applying strategies to repair breakdowns
in discussion
offering explanations and describing
processes
developing and introducing topics using
agreed protocols

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vi. Use words and word groups in complex
sentences to effectively show the
connections between ideas and evidence

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vii. Use vocabulary related to learning areas,
replacing everyday terms with more
specialised vocabulary



In Year 7, students:
Writing and Creating (WC 7) T1 T2 T3 T4
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i. Identify the purpose, content, context and
text structure when writing and creating
increasingly complex learning area texts


ii. Write and create learning area texts using
knowledge about text structure and
language to:
link ideas using cohesive devices
explore ideas and test possibilities
express and support own opinions
adapt text structures

iii. Plan, draft, edit for meaning and publish
learning area texts in print and digital
environments, using strategies to:
identify relevant information and key
questions
organise main ideas and supporting
details

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iv. Maintain meaning across a text by selecting:
sentence structures that emphasise
relationships in the content and link ideas
across paragraphs
noun groups/phrases to extend
descriptions
language to suggest possibility,
probability

v. Communicate meaning and control complex
sentence structures to connect ideas

vi. Review and edit own and others writing for
structure, content and strength of argument

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vii. Select and use learning area vocabulary to
express shades of meaning and contribute
to the specificity and authority of texts

viii. Confirm spellings, word meanings and word
choices using:
knowledge of learning area vocabulary
reliable sources including digital or print
dictionaries and thesauruses

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ix. Use visual features to enhance meaning,
support personal opinion, elicit a particular
response or support a point of view





In Year 7, students:
Viewing and Reading (VR 7) T1 T2 T3 T4
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i. View, read, navigate and select texts to suit
learning purposes, content and context

ii. View and read written, visual and multimodal
learning area texts that:
use topic sentences, overviews, initial
and concluding paragraphs, indexes and
site maps or breadcrumb trails to
enhance readability
have complex relationships between
textual features, ideas and concepts
reference other sources and use data
sets

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iii. Use text-processing strategies when viewing
and reading, including:
using prior knowledge about text type,
content and author to navigate texts
questioning and crosschecking texts to
monitor meaning and to clarify purpose,
beliefs and attitudes

iv. Independently view, read and demonstrate
understanding of learning area texts by:
analysing information and supplying
evidence from interrelated parts of texts
explaining the effects of text structures
and language features
synthesising information to draw
conclusions within and between texts
identifying structures, including
taxonomies
analysing and explaining the effect of
technological innovations

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v. Identify and describe words and word
groups that:
represent ideas in complex sentences
compare and contrast

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vi. Read independently, with fluency, specific
learning area vocabulary, including words
with multiple meanings

vii. Predict and confirm the meaning of
unfamiliar words and decode them using
and combining cues, including knowledge
about word origins, base words, prefixes
and suffixes

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viii. Analyse how visual features draw on or
allude to other texts or images to enhance or
create meaning