Little Bird’s Day

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking, and Intercultural Understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Also the Science elaborations referring to categorisation, the passage of time and caring about the environment.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 1 (English)

Language for interaction
Understand that language is used in combination with other means of communication, for example facial expressions and gestures to interact with others (ACELA1444) (EN1-1A)
 Text structure and organisationUnderstand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448) (EN1-6B)
Expressing and developing ideasExplore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs) (ACELA1452) (EN1-9B)
Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453) (EN1-8B) (EN1-11D)
Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contexts (ACELA1454) (EN1-7B)
Phonics and Word KnowledgeUnderstand that a letter can represent more than one sound and that a syllable must contain a vowel sound (ACELA1459) (EN1-5A)
Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable words (ACELA1458) (EN1-5A) 
Literature and Context
Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581) (EN1-8B)
Responding to literatureDiscuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students’ own experiences (ACELT1582)  (EN1-10C)
Examining literatureDiscuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts (ACELT1584) (EN1-10C)
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT 1585) (EN1-10C)
Creating literatureRecreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586) (EN1-11D)
Texts in context 
Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences (ACELY1655) (EN1-11D) (EN1-10C)
Creating textsConstruct texts that incorporate supporting images using software including word processing programs (ACELY1664) (EN1-3A) (EN1-11D)
Interacting with others Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656) (EN1-1A) 
Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace (ACELY1788) (EN1-1A)
Make short presentations using some introduced text structures and language, for example opening statements (ACELY1657) (EN1-11D) (EN1-10C) 
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1660) (EN1-12E) (EN1-10C)