General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking and Ethical Understanding.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 6 (English).


Text structure and organisation

Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effect. (ACELA1518) (EN3-7C)   
Expressing and developing ideas

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion. (ACELA1525) (EN3-6B)

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases. (ACELA1523) (EN2-9B)


Literature and context

Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts. (ACELT1613) (EN3-8D)
Responding to literature Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts. (ACELT1615) (EN2-9B)
Creating Literature

Experiment with text structure and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice. (ACELT1800) (EN3-7C)

Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways. (ACELT1618) (EN3-7C)


Interacting with others

Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions. (ACELY1709) (EN2-11D)  

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis.(ACELY1710) (EN3-7C)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and anylyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts. (ACELY1713) (EN3-3A) (EN3-8D)

Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text. (ACELY1711) (EN3-3A)  

Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers. (ACELY1801) (EN3-5B)

Creating literature. Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience. (ACELY1714) (EN3-2A)