Carry me down
Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Literature (Unit 1).
Hyland’s style and preoccupations with relationships and domestic life on the brink, share some common ground with another novel in the Reading Australia 200 Project, Helen Garner’s The Children’s Bach. For this reason, you will find options allowing you to mix and match the two units, or teach them in parallel so that students might read either or both texts. For those students who might study both The Children’s Bach (AC: Literature – Unit 2) and Carry Me Down (AC: Literature – Unit 1), there is a composite assessment task, inviting students to compare and contrast the two in style and content. Please note that some adjustments may be required for Content Descriptors, depending on the path you may take if you do combine the units.
|Literature Unit 1
Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses (ACELR003)
how responses of readers and viewers can range from empathetic to critical. (ACELR004)
|Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:||
Approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue (ACELR007)
|Create analytical texts:||
using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to respond to texts (ACELR012)
|Create imaginative texts:||
enveloping connections between real and imagined experiences (ACELR015)
Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).