Just Macbeth!

General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include Literacy and Critical and Creative Thinking.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: English (Year 7).


Language variation and change

Understand the way language evolves to reflect a changing world, particularly in response to the use of new technology for presenting texts and communicating (ACELA1528) (EN4-2A)
Language for interaction

Understand how accents, styles of speech and idioms express and create personal and social identities (ACELA1529) (EN4-8D)

Understand how language is used to evaluate texts and how evaluations about a text can be substantiated by reference to the text and other sources (ACELA1782) (EN4-1A)

Text structure and organisation Understand the use of punctuation to support meaning in complex sentences with prepositional phrases and embedded clauses (ACELA1532) (EN4-3B)


Literature and context

Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1619) (EN4-8D)
Responding to literature

Reflect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view (ACELT1620) (EN4-2A)

Compare the ways that language and images are used to create character, and to influence emotions and opinions in different types of texts (ACELT1621) (EN4-1A)

Discuss aspects of texts, for example their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage (ACELT1803) (EN4-5C)

Examining literature Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches (ACELT1622) (EN4-1A)
Creating literature Create literary texts that adapt stylistic features encountered in other texts, for example, narrative viewpoint, structure of stanzas, contrast and juxtaposition (ACELT1625) (EN4-6C)


Texts in context

Analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts (ACELY1765) (EN4-2A)
Interacting with others

Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body languagevoice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning (ACELY1804) (EN4-3B)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to promote a point of view or enable a new way of seeing (ACELY1720) (EN4-4B)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose (ACELY1721) (EN4-3B)

Use prior knowledge and text processing strategies to interpret a range of types of texts (ACELY1722) (EN4-2A)

Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources (ACELY1723) (EN4-2A)

Compare the text structures and language features of multimodal texts, explaining how they combine to influence audiences (ACELY1724) (EN4-6C)

Creating texts

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725) (EN4-4B)

Edit for meaning by removing repetition, refining ideas, reordering sentences and adding or substituting words for impact (ACELY1726) (EN4-2A)