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Consolidate Writing Skills


TAFE SA Code: CAAFC Nominal Hours: 30 (whole Unit)

Unit Descriptor:
The focus of the unit is to consolidate your skills and knowledge for necessary for writing a range of simple texts within a community, education, or vocational context.

Application of Unit:
This unit applies to you when you want to develop writing skills for employment, education and/or community participation. See Australian Core Skills framework levels of Performance for more detail.
http://deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx

You need to be able to identify the audience for your writing and have a clearly defined purpose and structure.

You need to demonstrate:


Evidence of your planning process Ability to draft your work Editing and proof reading skills Good presentation of final copies

Adapted by Pauline B from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development and BBS Skills site for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 Consolidating Writing Skills Making sense of your sentence

You will need to accurately spell:


common sight words words with regular spelling words with personal significance

Grammatical features include:


basic punctuation (full stops, capital letters and commas etc) simple verbs in correct tense conjunctions such as and and but time locators e.g. yesterday, first, before, then

Authentic writing opportunities for you may include:


a letter of introduction for a structured work placement contribution to a published newsletter filling out forms resumes invitations

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Adapted by Pauline B from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development and BBS Skills site for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 Consolidating Writing Skills Making sense of your sentence

Consolidate Writing Skills


Certificate 1 Education and Skills Development
Compulsory Unit

This activity relates to the highlighted elements of this unit


Performance Criteria Determine content of simple texts 1.1 Identify intended audience 1.2 Gather information and ideas 1.3 Determine the type of text to be written 1.4 Identify the features of the particular text type 1.5 Select content and length for text type Draft simple texts 2.1 Draft information and ideas in a logical sequence 2.2 Choose appropriate text features and language for audience and purpose 2.3 Use a range of tools to assist in the writing 2.4 Refine content and length for text type Write, revise, proof read and edit simple texts 3.1 Write, revise, proof-read and edit for meaning and accuracy 3.2 Seek feedback on writing from peers and/or facilitator 3.3 Present texts in an appropriate format
Adapted by Pauline B from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development and BBS Skills site for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 Consolidating Writing Skills Making sense of your sentence

Making sense of your sentence

Add full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, speech marks and capital letters where necessary, to the sentences below:

ally was fed up with the rain thats it she told jane I need a holiday where shall we go jane said she wanted to go to india so they went to a travel agent to select a holiday jane took a book from the rack she showed ally the hotel she liked best this looks great she cried what do you think

ally agreed and a week later they set off they took a taxi to the airport unfortunately there was a lot of traffic on sir donald bradman drive do you think we will miss our plane jane asked the taxi driver calm down ally told her we will be fine it will not be long before we are on our way

Adapted by Pauline B from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development and BBS Skills site for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 Consolidating Writing Skills Making sense of your sentence