General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include Literacy, Critical and creative thinking and Personal and social capability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 1 (English) and Year 2 (English) and NSW BOSTES Stage 1 English Outcomes.

Literature and context

Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581) (EN1-11D)

Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created (ACELT1587) (EN1-11D)

Responding to literature

Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students’ own experiences (ACELT1582) (EN1-10C)

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-11D)

Examining literature

Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme (ACELT1585) (EN1-6B)

Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592) (EN1-6B)

Creating literature

Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586) (EN1-10C)

Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593) (EN1-10C)

Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).