General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.
The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English Year 8.
Expressing and developing ideas
|Investigate how visual and multimodal texts allude to or draw on other texts or images to enhance and layer meaning (ACELA1548) (EN4-6C)|
Literature and context
Explore the ways that ideas and viewpoints in literary texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts may reflect or challenge the values of individuals and groups (ACELT1626) (EN4-8D)
|Responding to literature||
Understand and explain how combinations of words and images in texts are used to represent particular groups in society, and how texts position readers in relation to those groups (ACELT1628) (EN4-8D)
|Examining literature||Interpret and analyse language choices, including sentence patterns, dialogue, imagery and other language features, in short stories, literary essays and plays (ACELT1767) (EN4-3B)|
Interacting with others
Use interaction skills for identified purposes, using voice and language conventions to suit different situations, selecting vocabulary, modulating voice and using elements such as music, images and sound for specific effects (ACELY1808) (EN4-3B)
|Interpreting, analysing, evaluating||Use comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the author’s point of view (ACELY1734) (EN4-2A)|
Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736) (EN4-4B)
Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).