by the river

General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking and Ethical Understanding.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: English.

Language
Understand that authors innovate with text structures and language for specific purposes and effects. (ACELA1553) (EN5-2A) Activity 1, 2, 5 ASSESS TASK 2
Compare and contrast the use of cohesive devices in texts, focusing on how they serve to signpost ideas, to make connections and to build semantic associations between ideas. (ACELA1770) (EN5-6C)  Activity 2
Understand how punctuation is used along with layout and font variations in constructing texts for different audiences and purposes. (ACELA1556) (EN5-3B) Activity 6
Analyse and explain the use of symbols, icons and myth in still and moving images and how these augment meaning. (ACELA1560) (EN5-1A) Activity 1
Identify how vocabulary choices contribute to specificity, abstraction and stylistic effectiveness. (ACELA1561) (EN5-1A) Activity 5, ASSESSTASK 2
Literature
Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts. (ACELT1633) (EN5-8D)

Activity 7

Activity 8

Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to context. (ACELT1634) (EN5-5C) Activity 7, Activity 8 ASSESS TASK 2
Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts. (ACELT1635) (EN5-7D)

Activity 7, ASSESS TASK 2

 

Analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style. (ACELT1636) (EN5-4B) Activity 5,7, ASSESS TASK 2
Investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor, metonymy, allegory, icons, myths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes. (ACELT1637) (EN5-4B)

Activity 3, 5, 6, ASSESS TASK 1

 

Analyse text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts. (ACELT1772) (EN5-6C) Activity 5
Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation. (ACELT1773) (EN5-6C) Activity 3, ASSESS TASK 1
Experiment with the ways that language features, image and sound can be adapted in literary texts, for example the effects of stereotypical characters and settings, the playfulness of humour and pun and the use of hyperlink. (ACELT1638) (EN5-4B) Activity 6. ASSESS TASK 1
Literacy
Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts. (ACELY1739) (EN5-8D)

Activity 4

Activity 8

Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways. (ACELY1740) (EN5-1A) Activity 4
Use interaction skills to present and discuss an idea and to influence and engage an audience by selecting persuasive language, varying voice tone, pitch, and pace, and using elements such as music and sound effects. (ACELY1811) (EN5-3B)

Activity 4

Activity 8

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes. (ACELY1741) (EN5-2A)

Activity 4

Activity 8

Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features. (ACELY1746) (EN5-1A) Activity 1, 3, ASSESS TASK 1
Review and edit students’ own and others’ texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features. (ACELY1747) (EN5-2A) Activity 6, ASSESS TASK 1 &  ASSESS TASK 2
Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts. (ACELY1748) (EN5-2A) Activities 2 -7, ASSESS TASK 1 & ASSESS TASK 2