General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyPersonal and Social Capability, and Critical and Creative Thinking

The content in this unit links to the Australian Curriculum: Year 2 (English).

Language for interaction 
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462) (EN1-7B)
Expressing and developing ideas Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives (ACELA1468) (EN1-4A) 

Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words (ACELA1469) (EN1-4A) 

Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose (ACELA1470)  (EN1-7B)    
Responding to literature 
Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-4A)   
Examining literatureIdentify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592) (EN1-1A)  
Creating literature Innovate on familiar texts by experimenting with character, setting or plot (ACELT1833) (EN1-1A) 
Texts in context 
  Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665)  (EN1-4A) 
Interacting with others Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately (ACELY1789) (EN1-1A) 

Rehearse and deliver short presentations on familiar and new topics (ACELY1667) (EN1-1A) 
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (ACELY1670) (EN1-4A)   
Creating textsCreate short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671) (EN1-2A)