General Capabilities evident across the unit include Personal and social capabilityLiteracyCritical and creative thinkingInformation and communication technology, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.

Cross-curriculum priorities include Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.

Content links to the Australian Curriculum English: Year 8.

Text structure and organisation
Analyse how the text structures and language features of persuasive texts, including media texts, vary according to the medium and mode of communication (ACELA1543)

Understand how cohesion in texts is improved by strengthening the internal structure of paragraphs through the use of examples, quotations and substantiation of claims (ACELA1766)
Literature and context
Explore the ways that ideas and viewpoints in literary texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts may reflect or challenge the values of individuals and groups (ACELT1626)
Responding to literatureShare, reflect on, clarify and evaluate opinions and arguments about aspects of literary texts (ACELT1627)

Recognise and explain differing viewpoints about the world, cultures, individual people and concerns represented in texts (ACELT1807)
Examining literatureRecognise, explain and analyse the ways literary texts draw on readers’ knowledge of other texts and enable new understanding and appreciation of aesthetic qualities (ACELT1629)
Creating literatureCreate literary texts that draw upon text structures and language features of other texts for particular purposes and effects (ACELT1632)
Interacting with others
Interpret the stated and implied meanings in spoken texts, and use evidence to support or challenge different perspectives (ACELY1730)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluatingUse comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the author’s point of view (ACELY1734)
Creating textsCreate imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736)

Experiment with text structures and language features to refine and clarify ideas to improve the effectiveness of students’ own texts (ACELY1810)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to create, edit and publish texts imaginatively (ACELY1738)