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Rdg - Taking Kapa Haka to Taiwan EL 27983.doc

Rdg -  Taking Kapa Haka to Taiwan EL 27983.doc
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By Athlyn Watt Comments (1)

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  • Julie Luxton

    Kia ora Athlyn

    In response to your questions and concerns about Q3 in terms of assessing ER1.3, I do not see a major problem with the fact that 3a(i)-(iii) all require learners to identify the connections indicated by 'so', especially as your questions use different starters (Why? How?).  However, perhaps you could frame a question around one of the two uses of the conjunction 'although' in the text e.g. 'Which word in line 18 suggests that Anita was surprised by the small number of cars compared with people in Taiwan?' Alternatively, perhaps a multiple-choice cohesive device question could be used in a rephrasing of lines 31-32 e.g. 'Anitaa really enjoys being a part of the kapa haka group  _______________  (and / so / because / but) it is a big commitment'.

    In Q.3c (i) - (v) you ask learners to identify whether verbs refer to past, present or future. I am unsure whether this assesses the ability to identify the connections between essential details using verb forms (ER1.3). You have focused on cohesive devices in Q.3(a) and pronoun reference in 3(b). This would probably suffice, given that the ER1.3 range statement is 'may include but are not limited to...' However, in terms of connections using verb forms, perhaps you could ask what the change of tense from past ('was', 'joined') to present in lines 4-6 ('works', 'practise') tells the reader about Anitaa's role in the kapa haka group?