Collected Stories

Content links to Australian Senior Secondary Curriculum (Literature): Unit 4

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

The cross-curriculum priority highlighted in this unit is Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia (especially Organising Ideas 2 and 3 relating to Country/Place).

Literature: Unit 4

Evaluate the dynamic relationship between authors, texts, audiences and contexts including:

  • how literature reflects cultural change and difference (ACELR053)
  • the ways in which the expectations and values of audiences shape perceptions of texts and their significance (ACELR054)
  • how texts in different literary forms, mediums or traditions are the same or different (ACELR055)
  • how interpretations of texts vary over time (ACELR056)
  • the ways in which perspectives are conveyed through texts drawn from other times and cultures, and how these may be renewed for a contemporary Australian audience. (ACELR057)
Evaluate and reflect on the ways in which literary texts can be interpreted including:
  • how ideas, values and assumptions are conveyed (ACELR058)
  • how specific literary elements and forms shape meaning and influence responses, for example, mise-en-scène, enjambment, dramatic monologue and verse drama (ACELR059)
  • how medium, form, language and wordplay contribute to interpretations of texts (ACELR060)
  • exploring a range of critical interpretations. (ACELR061)
Create analytical texts:
  • developing a creative, informed and sustained interpretation supported by close textual analysis (ACELR062)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to evaluate and justify interpretations of texts (ACELR063)
  • critically evaluating their own and others’ justifications, evidence and points of view (ACELR064)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR065)
Create imaginative texts:
  • adapting medium, form, style, point of view and language (ACELR066)
  • experimenting with elements of style and voice to achieve specific effects (ACELR067)
  • manipulating literary conventions for different audiences and contexts (ACELR068)
  • reflecting on the ways in which expectations and values of audiences shape the created text. (ACELR069)