Desert Lake

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative ThinkingInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) and Personal and Social capability.

Cross-curriculum priorities include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and Sustainability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 5 (English)


Language for interaction

Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view (ACELA1502) (EN3-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504) (EN3-7C)


Literature and context

Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts (ACELT1608) (EN3-3A)
Examining literature Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses (ACELT1610) (EN3-3A)
Creating literature

Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612) (EN3-2A)

Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors (ACELT1798) (EN3-2A)


Interpreting, analysing, evaluating 

Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text (ACELY1701) (EN3-3A)
Interacting with others Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences and present and justify a point of view (ACELY1699) (EN3-8D)
Creating Texts Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704) (EN3-2A)