General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Capability.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Foundation (English).

Other Curriculum Areas: Science – Earth and Space Sciences: Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004) (STe-6ES-S)

Language for interaction 
Understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes (ACELA1429) (ENe-6B)
Text structure and organisation Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentences (ACELA1432) (ENe-9B)
Expressing and developing ideas Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786) (ENe-8B)   

Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school (ACELA1437) (ENe-6B)
Literature and context 
Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575) (ENe-11D)
Responding to literature  Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783) (ENe-10C) 
Examining literatureIdentify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578) (ENe-8B) 

Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts (ACELT1785) (ENe-10c)
Creating literatureRetell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580) (ENe-10c) 

Innovate on familiar texts through play (ACELT1831) (ENe-11D)
Interacting with others 
Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations (ACELY1646) (ENe-1A) 

Use interaction skills including listening while others speak, using appropriate voice levels, articulation and body language, gestures and eye contact (ACELY1784) (ENe-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Read decodable and predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency (ACELY1649) (4Ne-4A) 

Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650) (ENe-4A)
Creating textsCreate short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (ACELY1651) (ENe-2A) 

Construct texts using software including word processing programs (ACELY1654) (ENe-3A)