Alfred’s War

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Information and Communication Technology Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Ethical understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 6 (English)


Text structure and organisation

Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects. (ACELA1518) (EN3-7C)
Expressing and developing ideas Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas. (ACELA1522) (EN3-6B)


Literature and context

Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts. (ACELT1613) (EN3-1A)
Responding to literature Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots. (ACELT1614) (EN3-7C)
Examining literature Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse. (ACELT1617) (EN3-7C)
Creating literature Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways. (ACELT1618) (EN3-2A)


Interacting with others

Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions. (ACELY1709) (ACHASSI126) (EN3-8D) (HT3-2)

Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience. (ACELY1816) (EN3-9E)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text. (ACELY1711) (EN3-5B)

Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example, table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings. (ACELY1712) (ACHASSI123) (EN3-3A) (HT-35)

Creating Texts Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience. (ACELY1714) (EN3-7C)