Ash road

General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyCritical and creative thinking and Ethical understanding.

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

Language for interaction
Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (ACELA1517) (EN3-5B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas (ACELA1522) (EN3-2A)

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases (ACELA1523) (EN3-6B)

Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts (ACELA1524) (EN3-3A)

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) (EN3-8D)
Responding to literature Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts (ACELT1615) (EN3-6B)
Examining literature Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style (ACELT1616) (EN3-7C)
Creating literature Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618) (EN3-7C)
Texts in context
Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches (ACELY1708) (EN3-3A)
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) (EN3-1A)Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modalityand emphasis (ACELY1710) (EN3-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713) (EN3-3A)

Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers (ACELY1801) (EN3-5B)

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) (EN3-2A)

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