General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative ThinkingEthical Understanding and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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

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

Language variation and change
Understand that different social and geographical dialects or accents are used in Australia in addition to Standard Australian English (ACELA1515) (EN3-1A)
Language for interactionUnderstand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (ACELA1517) (EN3-7C)
Text structure and organisationUnderstand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (ACELA1518) (EN3-5B)
Expressing and developing ideasInvestigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas (ACELA1522) (EN3-6B)

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525) (EN3-8D)
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 literatureIdentify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts (ACELT1615) (EN3-7C)
Creating literatureCreate literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618) (EN3-2A)

Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice (ACELT1800) (EN3-2A)

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) (EN3-6B)
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 modality and emphasis (ACELY1710) (EN3-1A)

Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as vice, volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816) (EN3-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1711) (EN3-3A) 

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 textsPlan, 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)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717) (EN3-6B)