A Unit Standards pathway to NCEA Level 1 Literacy

To gain their Level 1 Literacy via Unit Standards, students must achieve all 3 of the Unit Standards you see in the plan below (26622, 26624 and 26625).  Together, they are worth the 10 credits required for Level 1 Literacy.

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The grid below allows you to create your programme in a heartbeat!   Each of the 3 critical standards requires 3 tasks to be completed.  It's all organised for you here!  Happy days!

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Writing US26622

Choose any 3 tasks from the COLUMN below to achieve this Writing standard.

THEME

Blues and Browns

About Jane Elliott's Blue-Brown eyed experiment.

US26622 Writing:

Write a response to Jane Elliott's classroom experience.

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Reading US26624

Choose any 3 tasks from the COLUMN below to achieve this Reading standard.

US26624 Reading:

Read an article about a NZ school who tried Jane Elliott's experiment!

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THEME

Brush with Death

Activities based around the short film "405"

US26622 Writing:

Write an Incident Report.  Combo with US3490 Complete an Incident Report.  Boom!

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US26624 Reading:

Read an article about the mistakes made in the film.

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Speaking US26625

Choose any 3 tasks from the COLUMN below to achieve this Speaking standard.

NB - At least one 1-1, and one 'group'.

US26625 Speaking:

Informal interview between teacher and student (about the experiment).  Combo with US1293 Informal Interview!  Yay!

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US26625 Speaking:

Informal interview between police (teacher) and student (posing as driver) Combo with US1293 Informal Interview!  Awesome!

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US26622 Writing:
Write a lead newspaper article. 
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THEME

Work It!

Activities focus on skills needed for gaining work.

US26622 Writing:

Write a Curriculum Vitae.  Combo with US504 Produce a CV.  Yipee!

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US26624 Reading:

Read job advertisements.

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US26624 Reading:

Read tips on interviews.

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THEME

Tech Me

These activities are about the way technology is ingrained in our lives.

US26622 Writing:
Students use Google forms to survey peers about technology use, then write a report about the results.
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US26624 Reading:
Read a transcript of people discussing the pros and cons of technology.
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US26625 Speaking:

Small GROUP task to problem-solve, as many companies do to assess candidate communication skills.

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US26625 Speaking:

Be interviewed for work.

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US26625 Speaking:
Small group discussion about technology use in the students' year group.
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THEME

First Aid

Activities focus on learning and thinking about First Aid skills.

US26622 Writing:

Students watch a clip of Vinnie Jones teaching CPR.  They then write instructions on how to perform it.

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US26624 Reading:

Read instructions on medicines.

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US26625 Speaking:

Small group discussion to come to a consensus about what should be in an emergency and a medical kit.

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