Exam Board: SQALevel: S1-S3Subject: EnglishFirst Teaching: September 2013First Exam: June 2014This book brings together the essential close reading skills needed by students taking part in the Broad General Education, Levels 3-4 (in S1 to S3). Split into two parts, the first section uses examples, models and active-learning tasks to teach key concepts of reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation.
The second section provides 15 practice assessments, based on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, which become progressively more challenging.
As well as allowing learners to demonstrate BGE reading skills, this section serves as a useful precursor to the style of assessment encountered later on at National levels. This book will help students to:- develop their close reading abilities- understand the distinction between key ideas and supporting details- analyse writers' language and style via a broad range of sample texts.