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ACSF Reading Level 4 Sample Activities


Personal(expressing identity)

  • Reads texts for enjoyment and reviews these, recognising that there are varying interpretations possible
  • Gathers information for research from a variety of sources and critically analyses and reviews these, e.g. newspapers, journal articles, internet sites, blogs

Cooperative(interacting in groups)

  • Reads a complex text incorporating information presented in a variety of forms and relates to the interests or activities of work team or group, e.g. analyses charts depicting rises associated with the GST on the cost of living and compares with family expenditure
  • Accesses training course online, participating in chat rooms and discussion forums

Procedural(performing tasks)

  • Demonstrates that meaning has been gained by reading a practical text which describes a new workplace or other procedure, and evaluates the text for clarity
  • Reads diagrammatic texts which include some abstraction, symbolism and technicality, e.g. analyses and contrasts information found in tables and charts, reads company newsletter article containing statistics on safety incidents for the month and recommendations for the implementation of new procedures to reduce the incidence of these

Technical (using tools and technology)

  • Reads a complex diagram and text to identify components and procedures for dealing with a technical fault or breakdown
  • Compares and contrasts information gained from a variety of sources such as newspaper articles, technical magazines located online

Systems(interacting in organisations)

  • Analyses, compares and contrasts information gained from tables, charts, and other text types, e.g. on materials or products to determine suitability of cleaning chemicals for use in laboratory, a comparison of superannuation funds over a period of time
  • Demonstrates understanding of text describing complex interrelationships of events, e.g. reads and reviews a report detailing a problem and steps taken to address it

Public(interacting with the wider community)

  • Integrates information and ideas from a range of texts in order to form an opinion, e.g. newspaper article, pamphlet from candidate standing for election
  • Reads and reviews texts describing complex interrelationships of events, e.g. a report detailing an increase in the number of street brawls and the number of licensed premises