A Fortunate Life
General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.
The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: Year 8 (English). The Year 8 Achievement Standard is the basis for the rubric designed for the Receptive assessment task: Comparative Text Analysis, and the Productive Assessment Task.
Expressing and developing ideas
|Text structure and organisation|
|Interpret and analyse language choices, including sentence patterns, dialogue, imagery and other language features, in short stories, literary essays and plays (ACELT1767) (EN4-3B)|
|Literature and context||
Explore the ways that ideas and viewpoints in literary texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts may reflect or challenge the values of individuals and groups (ACELT1626) (EN4-8D)
|Responding to literature||
Understand and explain how combinations of words and images in texts are used to represent particular groups in society, and how texts position readers in relation to those groups (ACELT1628) (EN4-8D)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the author’s point of view (ACELY1734) (EN4-2A)
|Interacting with others||Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content, including multimodal elements, to reflect a diversity of viewpoints (ACELY1731) (EN4-4B)|
|Texts in context||Analyse and explain how language has evolved over time and how technology and the media have influenced language use and forms of communication (ACELY1729) (EN4-2A)|
Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736) (EN4-4B)
Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).