A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Ethical understandingLiteracyCritical and creative thinking, and Personal and Social capability.

Cross-curriculum priorities include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Content links to the Australian Curriculum English (Year 9).

Language variation and change
Understand that Standard Australian English is a living language within which the creation and loss of words and the evolution of usage is ongoing (ACELA1550)
Language for interactionUnderstand that roles and relationships are developed and challenged through language and interpersonal skills (ACELA1551)

Investigate how evaluation can be expressed directly and indirectly using devices, for example allusion, evocative vocabulary and metaphor (ACELA1552)
Text structure and organisationUnderstand that authors innovate with text structures and language for specific purposes and effects (ACELA1553)
Expressing and developing ideasExplain how authors creatively use the structures of sentences and clauses for particular effects (ACELA1557)

Analyse and explain the use of symbols, icons and myth in still and moving images and how these augment meaning.(ACELA1560)

Identify how vocabulary choices contribute to specificity, abstraction and stylistic effectiveness. (ACELA1561)
Literature and context
Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts. (ACELT1633)  
Responding to literaturePresent an argument about a literary text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text (ACELT1771)

Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts. (ACELT1635)
Examining literatureAnalyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style (ACELT1636)

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)

Analyse text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts (ACELT1772)
Creating literatureCreate literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation (ACELT1773)

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)
Texts in context
Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts (ACELY1739)
Interacting with othersUse 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)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes (ACELY1741)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluatingInterpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts (ACELY1742)

Apply an expanding vocabulary to read increasingly complex texts with fluency and comprehension (ACELY1743)

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts (ACELY1744)
Creating textsCreate 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)

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)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts (ACELY1748)