My Brilliant Career

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: Literature Senior Secondary (Unit 3).

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, and Intercultural understanding.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, students:

  • understand the relationship between language, culture and identity
  • develop their own analytical responses by synthesising and challenging other interpretations
  • create oral, written and multimodal texts that experiment with literary style.
Unit 3
Evaluate the ways in which literary texts represent culture and identity including:
  • the power of language to represent ideas, events and people in particular ways (ACELR038)
  • how cultural perceptions are challenged or supported (ACELR039)
  • the ways in which authors represent Australian culture, place and identity both to Australians and the wider world (ACELR040)
Evaluate and reflect on how representations of culture and identity vary in different texts and forms of texts including:
  • the impact of the use of literary conventions and stylistic techniques (ACELR042)
  • the effectiveness of specific literary conventions in texts, for example, the use of iambic pentameter, stream-of-consciousness, flashbacks, chorus (ACELR043)
  • the ways in which language, structural and stylistic choices communicate values and attitudes and shed new light on familiar ideas (ACELR044)
Create analytical texts:
  • developing independent interpretations of texts supported by informed observation and close textual analysis (ACELR045)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to analyse and evaluate texts (ACELR046)
Create imaginative texts:
  • drawing on knowledge and experience of genre, literary devices and the interplay of the visual and verbal in creating new texts (ACELR050)
  • reflecting on the different ways in which form, personal style, language and content engage and position the audience (ACELR052)
  • adapting literary conventions for specific audiences, challenging conventions and reinterpreting ideas and perspectives (ACELR051)

Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).