John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat

General capabilities evident throughout this unit includes Literacy and Personal and Social Capability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 2 (English).


Language for interaction

Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background. (ACELA1460) (EN1-6B) (EN1-7B)
Text structure and organisation Understand that punctuation is a feature of written texts 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) (EN19B)
Expressing and developing ideas 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. (ACELY1470) (EN19B)


Literature and context

Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created. (ACELT1587) (EN1-10C)
Responding to Literature Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts. (ACELT1589) (EN1-11D) (EN1-4A)
Examining literature Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways. (ACELT1591) (EN1-10C) (EN1-9B)
Creating literature Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts. (ACELT1593) (EN1-10C) (EN1-2A)


Interacting with others

Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others’ ideas in discussions. (ACELY1666) (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 texts Create 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) (EN1-10C)