Free Diving

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Information and Communication Technology, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

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) (EN3-8D)
Expressing and developing ideas Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts. (ACELA1512) (EN3-6B)


Literature and context

Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts. (ACELT1608) (EN3-8D)
Responding to literature Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others. (ACELT1609) (EN3-2A)
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) (EN3-8D)

Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes. (ACELT1611) (EN3-3A)  

Creating literature

Create literary and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced. (ACELT1612) (EN3-7C)

Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors. (ACELT1798) (EN2-2A)   


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)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements. (ACELY1700) (EN3-1A)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating



Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning. (ACELY1702) (EN3-3A)

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources. (ACELY1703) (EN3-3A)

Creating texts Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience. (ACELY1704) (EN3-2A)