Clever Crow

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social capability, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability, and Intercultural 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 4 (English)

Language variation and change
Understand that Standard Australian English is one of many social dialects used in Australia, and that while it originated in England it has been influenced by many other languages (ACELA1487)   (EN2-6B)
Language for interaction Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others for example when exploring and clarifying the ideas of others, summarising their own views and reporting them to a larger group (ACELA1488)   (EN2-1A)
Text structure and organisationUnderstand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience (ACELA1490)   (EN2-8B)
Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives (ACELA1491)   (EN2-4A)
Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech (ACELA1492) (EN2-8B)
Expressing and developing ideasUnderstand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases (ACELA1493)   (EN2-9B)
Explore the effect of choices when framing an image, placement of elements in the image and salience on composition of still and moving images in a range of types of texts (ACELA1496)  (EN2-8B)
Responding to literature
Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view (ACELT1603)  (EN2-11D)
Examining literatureDiscuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension (ACELT1605)  (EN2-10C)
Creating literatureCreate literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imaginings (ACELT1607) (EN2-10C)
Interacting with others
Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently (ACELY1688) (EN2-1A)
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences (ACELY1689) (EN2-6B)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluatingIdentify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1690) (EN2-8B)
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts (ACELY1692) (EN2-4A)
Creating textsUse a range of software including word processing to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1697) (EN2-3A)