Identifying Text Types activity for Middle and Secondary Australian Curriculum

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Every Australian English teacher can use this resource to help their students gain awareness of different text types!

A set of eight authentic web texts around one common topic (‘cats’) to be used to help students learn to identify the differences between text types. Also includes a handout describing different text types, an analysis sheet for determining which text type a particular text is, an abbreviated version of each source for a lower students. All documents are provided in PDF for easy printing and Word formats for easy editing.

Essentially I run this activity at the beginning of the year with my year 8-12 students. I give groups of students a copy of each source and tell them to identify which is which text type.

I’ve also used a similar activity when conducting training sessions for the teachers in my school as part of a literacy program. Getting to know text types is as important for teachers in Science and Woodwork as it is for English teachers.

Text types covered: Information Report, Narrative, Recount, Exposition (One sided persuasive), Discussion (two sided persuasive), Review/Response, News Report and Procedure. I chose a news report over the standard explanation/description because I use it more often at secondary level.

I’ve also included answers and a list of further resources on Text Types.

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Identifying Text Types activity for Middle and Secondary A
Identifying Text Types activity for Middle and Secondary A
Identifying Text Types activity for Middle and Secondary A
Identifying Text Types activity for Middle and Secondary A