Mrs Whitlam

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Intercultural understanding and Critical and creative thinking.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 4 (English)

Language   Language for interaction Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others for example when exploring and clarifying the ideas of others, summarizing their own views and reporting them to a larger group. (ACELA1488) (EN2-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience (ACELA1490) (EN2-8B)
Expressing and developing ideas Explore the effect of choices when framing an image, placement of elements in the image, and salience on composition of still and moving images in a range of types of texts (ACELA1496) (EN2-8B)
Literature   Literature and context Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships (ACELT1602) (EN2-10C)

Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension (ACELT1605) (EN2-10C)

Responding to literature

Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view. (ACELT1603) (EN2-6B)

Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts (ACELT1604) (EN2-9B)

Creating Literature Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607) (EN2-2A)
Interacting with Others
Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and and use information to share and extend ideas and information. (ACELY1687) (EN2-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analyzing and evaluating texts. (ACELY1692) (EN2-4A)