Kath Walker in China

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social CapabilityEthical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

The cross-curriculum priorities highlighted in this unit are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.

Content links to Australian Curriculum (Literature Unit 1).

Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
  • the degree to which individual points of view, experiences and contexts shape responses to texts (ACELR001)
  • how mode, medium and form shape responses to texts (ACELR002)
  • the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses (ACELR003)
  • how responses of readers and viewers can range from empathetic to critical. (ACELR004)
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
  • how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities (ACELR005)
  • different points of view represented in texts, for example, those of characters, narrators and the implied author (ACELR006)
  • approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue (ACELR007)
  • different narrative approaches, for example, eye-witness accounts, multiple narrators, the unreliable narrator and the omniscient narrator (ACELR008)
  • the use of figurative language and rhetorical devices to represent concepts and shape arguments, for example, symbolism, metonymy, types of irony, patterns of imagery (ACELR009)
  • the use of sound and visual devices in literary texts to create particular effects, for example, assonance, prosody, rhyme , animation and voice-over narration. (ACELR010)
Create analytical texts:
  • structuring arguments and points of view using relevant textual evidence (ACELR011)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to respond to texts (ACELR012)
  • using stylistic features to craft and articulate points of view (ACELR013)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR014)
Create imaginative texts:
  • drawing on knowledge and understanding of storytelling, style and the structure of texts (ACELR016)
  • experimenting with aspects of style and form to achieve deliberate effects (ACELR017)