General capabilities evident throughout the unit are Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy and Personal and Social Capability.
The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English Year 7.
Literary texts that support and extend students in Years 7 and 8 as independent readers are drawn from a range of realistic, fantasy, speculative fiction and historical genres and involve some challenging and unpredictable plot sequences and a range of non-stereotypical characters. These texts explore themes of interpersonal relationships and ethical dilemmas within real-world and fictional settings and represent a variety of perspectives.
Text structure and organisation
|Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors (ACELA1531) (EN4-1A)|
|Expressing and developing ideas||Analyse how point of view is generated in visual texts by means of choices, for example gaze, angle and social distance (ACELA1764) (EN4-4B)|
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|
Understand, interpret and discuss how language is compressed to produce a dramatic effect in film or drama, and to create layers of meaning in poetry, for example haiku, tankas, couplets, free verse and verse novels (ACELT1623) (EN4-1A)
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using rhythm, sound effects, monologue, layout, navigation and colour (ACELT1805) (EN4-4B)
In particular, see Elaboration 2: transforming familiar print narratives into short video or film narratives, drawing on knowledge of the type of text and possible adaptations necessary to a new mode.
|Responding to literature||Discuss aspects of texts, for example their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage (ACELT1803) (EN4-5C)|
Texts in context
|Analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts (ACELY1765) (EN4-2A)|
|Interpreting, analysing, evaluating|
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)
|Interacting with others||Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning (ACELY1804) (EN4-3B)|