Lilian’s Story by kate grenville

General Capabilities are evident across the unit and include LiteracyCritical and creative thinkingEthical understanding and Intercultural understanding.

Content links to Australian Curriculum (English): Year 10.


Language for interaction

Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564) (EN5-5C)

Understand that people’s evaluations of texts are influenced by their value systems, the context and the purpose and mode of communication (ACELA1565) (EN5-7D)

Expressing and developing ideas Refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning, with deliberate attention to the effect on audiences (ACELA1571) (EN5-3B)


Literature and context

Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639) (EN5-8D)
Responding to literature

Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature (ACELT1640) (EN5-5C)

Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response (ACELT1641) (EN5-3B)

Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812) (EN5-7D)

Examining literature Compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts such as poetry to evoke particular emotional responses (ACELT1643) (EN5-3B)
Creating literature Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structures and features for a specific purpose and intended audience (ACELT1815) (EN5-3B)


Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752) (EN5-8D)
Creating texts Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects (ACELY1757) (EN5-2A)