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General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking and Intercultural understanding.

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

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 3 (English) and the NSW BOSTES Stage 2 English Syllabus.

Language variation and change 
Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams, for example timelines (ACELA1466) (EN2-8B)
Text structure and organisation

Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences) (ACELA1478) (EN2-9B)

Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in lists (ACELA1465) (EN2-9B)

Expressing and developing ideas Recognise high-frequency sight words (ACELA1486) (EN2-5A)
Literature and context
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons (ACELT1594) (EN2-10C)
Responding to literature Draw connections between personal experiences and the world of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596) (EN2-1A)
Examining literature Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative (ACELT1599) (EN2-4A)
Creating literature

Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle (ACELT1601) (EN2-10C)

Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791) (EN2-2A)

Interacting with others

Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence (ACELY1677) (EN2-1A)

Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume (ACELY1792) (EN2-1A)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and self-correcting (ACELY1679) (EN2-4A)
Creating texts

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print, and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682) (EN2-2A)

Use software including word processing programs with growing speed and efficiency to construct and edit texts featuring visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1685) (EN2-10C)

Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).