My Two Blankets

General Capabilities evident throughout the unit are Literacy, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

Other curriculum subjects featured in this unit include Health and Physical Education:

  • Describe ways to include others to make them feel that they belong (ACPPS019)
  • Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others’ feelings (ACPPS020)

Content descriptions below link to the Australian Curriculum: Year 2 (English).


Language for interaction

Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462) (EN1-7B)
Text structure and organisation Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose (ACELA1463) (EN1-7B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words (ACELA1469) (EN1-8B)

Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose (ACELA1470) (EN1-7B)


Literature and context

Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created (ACELT1587) (EN1-11D)
Responding to literature Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-4A)
Creating Literature Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593) (EN1-2A)


Texts in context 

Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665) (EN1-4A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Read less predictable texts with phrasing and fluency by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies, for example monitoring meaning, predicting, rereading and self-correcting (ACELY1669) (EN1-4A)

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (ACELY1670) (EN1-4A)

Creating texts

Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671) (EN1-2A)

Construct texts featuring print, visual and audio elements using software, including word processing programs (ACELY1674) (EN1-3A)