This resource targets the content descriptors for Australian Curriculum: English Senior Secondary Unit 3. While different states will have individualised elements of this curriculum unit, the resource has been designed to address the content descriptions of Australian Curriculum: English. This text could also be studied in the Australian Curriculum: Literature senior secondary course and some of these activities may be helpful for that study.

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.

The cross-curriculum priority highlighted in this unit is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture.

Unit 3
Compare texts from similar or different genres and contexts by:
  • analysing language, structural and stylistic choices (ACEEN041)
  • explaining how each text conforms to or challenges the conventions of particular genres or modes such as crime fiction, advertising or short films (ACEEN042)
  • analysing and evaluating how similar themes, ideas or concepts are treated in different texts. (ACEEN043)
Compare and contrast distinctive features of genres by:
  • analysing the techniques and conventions used in different genres, mediums and modes (ACEEN044)
  • considering how the conventions of genres can be challenged, manipulated or parodied (ACEEN045)
  • examining how genres and their conventions have changed and adapted over time. (ACEEN046)
Analyse and evaluate how the conventions of texts influence responses including:
  • how expectations of genres have developed and the effect when those expectations are met or not met, extended or subverted (ACEEN048)
  • how responses to texts and genres may change over time and in different cultural contexts. (ACEEN049)
Create a range of texts:
  • making innovative and imaginative use of language features (ACEEN051)
  • using and experimenting with text structures and language features related to specific genres for particular effects (ACEEN052)
  • sustaining analysis and argument (ACEEN053)
  • using appropriate referencing, for example, footnotes, in-line citations and reference lists (ACEEN054)
  • using strategies for planning, drafting, editing and proofreading (ACEEN055)
  • using accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage. (ACEEN056)
Reflect on their own and others’ texts by:
  • analysing and evaluating how different texts represent similar ideas in different ways (ACEEN057)
  • explaining how meaning changes when texts are transformed into a different genre or medium (ACEEN058)
  • comparing and evaluating the impact of language conventions used in a variety of texts and genres. (ACEEN059)

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