Lizard Gang

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy and Critical and Creative Thinking.

The cross-curriculum priority highlighted in this unit is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture.

The content in this unit links to the Australian Curriculum Foundation content descriptors and the NSW BOSTES Early Stage 1 English Outcomes.


Expressing and developing ideas

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434) (ENe-9B)
Sound and letter knowledge Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words (ACELA1439) (ENe-5A)


Literature and context

Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575) (ENe-11D)
Responding to literature Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783) (ENe-8B) (ENe-10C)
Examining literature

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578) (ENe-10C)

Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry (ACELT1785) (ENe-8B)

Creating literature Innovate on familiar texts through play (ACELT1831) (ENe-10C)


Interacting with others

Deliver short oral presentations to peers (ACELY1647) (ENe-10C)(ENe-11D)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts (ACELY1648) (ENe-7B)

Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650) (ENe-4A)

Creating texts Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (ACELY1651) (ENe-10C)