This syllabus is designed to encourage candidates to read fluently and expressively. Thought must be given,
throughout the grades, to audibility, breath control, pause and inflection
Age K1-K3
Class size 6
Duration 60 mins
Category Speech & Drama
$ 350 p/h

This syllabus is designed to encourage candidates to read fluently and expressively. Thought must be given,
throughout the grades, to audibility, breath control, pause and inflection. It is expected that following the syllabus
will underwrite school progress and encourage candidates to read for information and for pleasure.

Step 1

Tasks
The candidate will introduce and read 1 piece of prose taken from the Selected Readings. The candidate should prepare all prose passages, and the examiner will select one to be read aloud.
The candidate will read 2 nursery rhymes from the Selected Readings (chosen by the candidate).
The candidate will answer questions about the readings: (a) the meanings of a few of the words; and (b) which piece was most interesting (or most fun) to read.
The examiner will look for concentration and engagement.
Tasks
The candidate will introduce and read 1 piece of prose taken from the Selected Readings. The candidate should prepare all prose passages, and the examiner will select one to be read aloud.
The candidate will read 1 action verse from the Selected Readings (chosen by the candidate)
The candidate will answer questions about the readings: (a) the meanings of some of the words; and (b) what the candidate liked most in the readings.
The examiner will look for concentration, engagement in, and understanding of, the texts.
Tasks
The candidate will introduce and read 1 piece of prose taken from the Selected Readings. The candidate should prepare all prose passages, and the examiner will select one to be read aloud.
The candidate will bring to the examination a book that they are currently reading, and will read an extract of approximately 150–200 words (chosen by the candidate).
The candidate will answer questions about the readings: (a) what was interesting about the first reading; and (b) what they think makes a book a pleasure to read aloud.
The examiner will look for concentration, and engagement with, and views about, the texts.
Tasks
Performance - The candidate will introduce and read aloud 2 pieces, one of which will be chosen from the Handbook at this grade. The own choice piece should be approximately 200 words and a copy needs to be provided for the examiner.
Sight Reading - The candidate will read aloud a passage provided by the examiner.
Questions and Folder of Work The candidate will bring to the examination a Folder of Work. It will contain 8 pieces of work that the candidate has found interesting. The Folder will conclude with a Personal Reflection on what the candidate found attractive in the pieces, with an example of what makes one of the pieces especially good to perform. The candidate will be asked questions on the following topics: a) Performance pieces – the meaning, vocabulary and choice. b) Folder of Work – the reasons for the choice of pieces; the content of the Personal Reflection.
Tasks
Performance - The candidate will introduce and read aloud 2 passages, one of which will be chosen from the Handbook at this grade. The own choice piece should be approximately 200 words and a copy needs to be provided for the examiner.
Sight Reading - The candidate will read aloud a passage provided by the examiner.
Questions and Folder of Work The candidate will bring to the examination a Folder of Work. It will contain 10 pieces of work that the candidate has found interesting. The Folder will conclude with a Personal Reflection on what the candidate found attractive in the pieces, and an assessment of which piece looks the best to perform. The candidate will be asked questions on the following topics: a) Performance pieces – the meaning, vocabulary and choice. b) Folder of Work – the reasons for the choice of pieces; the content of the Personal Reflection.
Tasks
Performance - The candidate will introduce and read aloud 2 pieces, one of which will be chosen from the Handbook at this grade, the other from a work of non-fiction. The own choice piece should be approximately 200 words and a copy needs to be provided for the examiner.
Sight Reading - The candidate will read aloud a passage provided by the examiner.
Questions and Folder of Work The candidate will bring to the examination a Folder of Work. It will contain 12 pieces of work that the candidate has found interesting. The Folder will conclude with a Personal Reflection on what the candidate found attractive in the pieces. The candidate must choose one piece that they find most appealing as a performance piece, and say why. The candidate will be asked questions on the following topics: a) Performance pieces – the meaning, vocabulary and choice. b) Folder of Work – the reasons for the choice of pieces; the content of the Personal Reflection.

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