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3.8 Understanding Lit/Lang w. Critical Texts - Genre Rules

3.8 Understanding Lit/Lang w. Critical Texts - Genre Rules


See a flipbook of this resource here.

This is a complete workbook designed to scaffold students through the NCEA Achievement Standard, 3.8 Develop an Understanding of Literature/Language using Critical Texts (AS91479). Students investigate the use of genre and genre theory (genre as a response to society), and apply their findings to a studied text.


Note: This resource could also be adapted for NCEA Achievement Standard 3.4 for Media Studies, "Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society."


Included in this resource:

• The complete student workbook - see more details about this in notes further below.

• Links to Investigative logs in two Google formats (sheets and docs) as well as a separate one in Microsoft Word format (students/teachers can choose which they'll use).


The student workbook includes:

• Information about genre, genre ‘anomalies’ and genre hybrids.

• Information about critical texts and where to find them.

• Guides to formatting references for bibliographies.

• Discussion about what making critical judgements ‘looks like’.

• A coversheet for the assessment task.

• A hyperlinked table of contents.

• Clearly unpacked achievement criteria.

Checkpoints to help students manage their time.

Checklists to help students ensure they've met requirements.

Hyperlinks to external sites and to help navigate the document (including a 'home' button on every page to take students to the table of contents)



This resource comes as an A4-sized document in Microsoft PowerPoint. This means you can:

• Easily upload it to your Google Drive if you prefer a Google format.

• Edit / Tweak to suit your / your students' needs.

• Share with students digitally so that they can work on it online.

• Print as hard copy work booklets.


As always, feedback is welcome!

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    Share with colleagues in your school (yes, of course!), but don't let it passed the forcefield that surrounds your school grounds.  In other words, no sharing with your mates down the road.  Pretty fair eh?!

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