Cooee Mittigar

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyEthical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

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

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) (EN2-1A)
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 are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives (ACELA1491) (EN2-9B)

Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout      
(ACELA1793) (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)

Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity (ACELA1495) (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) (EN2-10C)

Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research (ACELA1498) (EN2-9B) 
Phonics and Word KnowledgeUnderstand how to use phonic knowledge to read and write multisyllabic words with more complex letter combinations, including a variety of vowel sounds and known prefixes and suffixes (ACELA1828) (EN2-5A)

Understand how to use knowledge of letter patterns including double letters, spelling generalisations, morphemic word families, common prefixes and suffixes and word origins to spell more complex words (ACELA1779) (EN2-5A)
Literature and context
Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships (ACELT1602) (EN2-9B)
Responding to literatureUse metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts (ACELT1604) (EN2-9B)
Texts in context
Identify and explain language features of texts from earlier times and compare with the vocabulary, images, layout and content of contemporary texts (ACELY1686) (EN2-7B)
Interacting with othersUse interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the 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) (EN2-10C)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences (ACELY1689) (EN2-2A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluatingIdentify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1690) (EN2-2A)

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 TextsPlan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694) (EN2-8B)

Use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1697) (EN2-10C)