Once There Was a Boy

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy and Critical and Creative Thinking and Ethical Understanding.

The content in this unit links to the Australian Curriculum: English Year 3 content descriptors and the NSW BOSTES Stage 2.


Expressing and developing ideas

Visual Language. Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example, shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in pictures. (ACELA1483) (EN2-10C)


Literature and context

How texts reflect the context of culture and situation in which they are created. Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways and speculate on the authors’ reasons. (ACELT1594) (EN2-6B)

identify the authors point of view on a topic and key word and images that seem intended to persuade listeners, viewers and readers to agree with the point of view presented. (ACELY1678) (EN2-1A)

Responding to literature Personal responses to the ideas, characters and viewpoints in texts. (ACELT1596) (EN2-6B)
Examining literature Describe how language is used to describe the setting in  texts and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative. (ACELT1599) (EN2-1A)      Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view. (ACELY1675) (EN2-10C)  
Creating literature

Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from Students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle. (ACELT1601) (EN2-2A)

Plan, draft and publish imaginative and persuasive texts demonstrating an increasing control over text structure and language features and selecting print, multimodal or events appropriate to the audience or purpose. (ACELY1682) (EN2-10C)


Interacting with others

Listen and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations. (ACELY1676) (EN2-1A)

Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume. (ACELY1792) (EN2-1A)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Comprehension strategies. Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of content , text structure and language features. (ACELY1680) (EN2-8B)