Author(s): Andrea Hayes
Language Toolkit for New Zealand Book 1 is a workbook to support the development of language and literacy skills through various communication modes. Students will develop the skills they need to read, view, listen and speak, and to write and create their own texts in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences and purposes. The units in Language Toolkit for New Zealand Book 1 are organised around different text types, including multimodal texts that provide a context for the development of language skills. Grammatical rules are clearly and simply explained. * Comprehension, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary exercises build language and literacy skills. * Spelling lists and dictionary exercises encourage vocabulary development and confidence. * Revision exercises allow students to review their progress and strengthen their understanding and confidence from one unit to the next.
Unit 1. Interviews; Unit 2. Informal writing; Unit 3. Formal writing; Unit 4. Instructional writing; Revision Tools Units 1-4; Unit 5. Personal recount; Unit 6. Visual texts; Unit 7. Information texts news reports; Unit 8. Literary texts personal narratives; Revision Tools Units 5-8; Unit 9. Responsive writing film reviews; Unit 10. Information texts newspaper articles; Unit 11 Literary texts short fiction; Unit 12. Literary texts descriptive writing; Revision Tools 9-12; Unit 13. Literary texts characters; Unit 14. Literary texts dialogue; Unit 15. Literary texts poetry; Unit 16. Persuasive texts; Revision Tools Units 13-16.