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General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyEthical Understanding and Intercultural understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 1 (English)


Language for interaction

Understand that language is used in combination with other means of communication, for example facial expressions and gestures to interact with others (ACELA1444) (EN1-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448) (EN1-4A)
Phonics and word language Recognise and know how to use simple grammatical morphemes to create word families (ACELA1455) (EN1-5A)
Expressing and developing ideas

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453) (EN1-7B)

Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs). (ACELA1452) (EN1-9B)


Literature and Context

Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581) (EN1-2A)
Examining Literature Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts (ACELT1584) (EN1-7B)
Responding to Literature Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of others. (ACELT1583) (EN1-11D)


Texts in context 

Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences  (ACELY1655) (EN1-11D)
Interacting with others

Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656) (EN1-1A)

Make short presentations using some introduced text structures and language, for example opening statements (ACELY1657) (EN1-6B)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1660) (EN1-4A)
Creating texts Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661) (EN1-2A)