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Skills available for Singapore secondary 1 English language curriculum

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RV Develop and strengthen foundation in reading and viewing skills, strategies, attitudes and behaviour and text typespecific comprehension skills and strategies, reinforced with exposure to wide reading and viewing

  • Reading Comprehension and Viewing Skills, Strategies, Attitudes and Behaviour

  • Reading and Viewing of Different Types of Rich Texts

    • RV.LO3 Apply close and critical reading to and viewing of a variety of literary selections and informational/ functional texts, from print and non-print sources, for learning in the literary/ content areas and to understand how lexical and grammatical items are used in context

      • RV.LO3.1 Reading and Viewing Simple Literary Texts

        • RV.LO3.1.a Types of Texts

          • RV.LO3.1.a.1 Personal recounts

          • RV.LO3.1.a.2 Short, simple narratives

          • RV.LO3.1.a.3 Selections of poetry (e.g., haikus, rhymes)

        • RV.LO3.1.b Text Response

          • RV.LO3.1.b.1 Identify main events of the plot

          • RV.LO3.1.b.2 Make and check predictions (e.g., based on details from the story)

          • RV.LO3.1.b.3 Relate sequence of events

          • RV.LO3.1.b.4 Identify and study characters and their actions

          • RV.LO3.1.b.5 Identify the setting

          • RV.LO3.1.b.6 Identify and compare themes as big ideas in a story

          • RV.LO3.1.b.7 Recognise rhyme, rhythm, repetition and sensory images in poetry

      • RV.LO3.2 Reading and Viewing Informational/ Functional Texts

        • RV.LO3.2.a Types of Texts

          • RV.LO3.2.a.1 Instructions/ procedures (e.g., forms, labels, manuals)

          • RV.LO3.2.a.2 Short functional texts (e.g., notices, email)

          • RV.LO3.2.a.3 Explanations (e.g., how something works)

          • RV.LO3.2.a.4 Factual recounts (e.g., news bulletin)

          • RV.LO3.2.a.5 Information reports (e.g., brochures, advertisements)

        • RV.LO3.2.b Layout

          • RV.LO3.2.b.1 Identify typographical and visual features (e.g., captions, font types/ sizes, text layout, illustrations)

          • RV.LO3.2.b.2 Identify text features (e.g., titles/ headlines, main headings and sub-headings, captions/ labels for visuals)

          • RV.LO3.2.b.3 Recognise and analyse the organisational patterns in a text (sequence of events, cause-effect)

        • RV.LO3.2.c Text Response

          • RV.LO3.2.c.1 Make predictions about the content of a text by, e.g.,

            • RV.LO3.2.c.1.1 skimming for the gist/ main idea from typographical and visual features

            • RV.LO3.2.c.1.2 scanning for details from text and page design features

            • RV.LO3.2.c.1.3 using prior knowledge to anticipate content

            • RV.LO3.2.c.1.4 using organisational structure (e.g., in a narrative – orientation – complication – climax – resolution)

  • Extensive Reading and Viewing

    • RV.LO4 Read and view widely for pleasure, personal development and to demonstrate independent reading and learning in the literary/ content areas

      • RV.LO4.1 Reading and Viewing Widely

        • RV.LO4.1.a Text Variety

          • RV.LO4.1.a.1 Read and view a variety of simple, reading-age-appropriate and high-interest selections/ books from print and non-print sources:

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.1 Poetry (e.g., rhymes, haikus)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.2 Personal recounts (e.g., diary entries, biographies)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.3 Narratives (e.g., fables)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.4 Procedures (e.g., recipes, directions, instruction manuals)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.5 Explanations (e.g., how something works)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.6 Information reports (e.g., project reports, fact sheets)

            • RV.LO4.1.a.1.7 Factual recounts (e.g., eye-witness accounts, news bulletins)

        • RV.LO4.1.b Text Response

          • RV.LO4.1.b.1 Respond to the texts read and viewed to, e.g.,

            • RV.LO4.1.b.1.1 share an opinion

            • RV.LO4.1.b.1.2 recommend a title

            • RV.LO4.1.b.1.3 retell a story

            • RV.LO4.1.b.1.4 relate information