Author(s): Juliette Hayes & Dinah O'Meara
Towards NCEA English is a practical resource to introduce students who are working at levels 4 and 5 of the New Zealand English Curriculum to the language, skills and assessment methods that they will later encounter in NCEA Level 1. Each chapter takes a thematic approach to reading written, visual and oral texts and guides students through tasks to prepare them to meet the requirements of specific achievement standards. These tasks are supported by excellence exemplars at curriculum levels 4 and 5. The book includes activities that lead towards the skills required for all nine Level 1 achievement standards, and unit standard 8808. A Teachers Guide is also available, containing answers to the reading questions, suggested answers for the activities in each student task, and assessment schedules at curriculum levels 4 and 5 for each task. Formative feedback forms are included for each student task in the textbook to help teachers guide their students towards NCEA Level 1.