One Tree

General Capabilities evident throughout the unit include Intercultural Understanding, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking and Personal and Social Capability.

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

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 3 (English).


Text structure and organisation

Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences). (ACELA1478) (EN2-8B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense. (ACELA1482) (EN2-9B)

Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in picture books, advertisements and film segments. (ACELA1483) (EN2-8B)


Literature and context

Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons. (ACELT1594) (EN2-10C)
Responding to literature

Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others. (ACELT1596) (EN2-11D)

Develop criteria for establishing personal preferences for literature. (ACELT1598) (EN2-12E)

Examining literature Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative. (ACELT1599) (EN2-8B)


Texts in context 

Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view. (ACELY1675) (EN2-11D)
Interacting with others

Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations. (ACELY1676) (EN2-6B)

Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence. (ACELY1677) (EN2-6B)

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 Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features. (ACELY1680) (EN2-4A)
Creating Texts

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose. (ACELY1682) (EN2-2A)

Use software including word processing programs with growing speed and efficiency to construct and edit texts featuring visual, print and audio elements. (ACELY1685) (EN2-3A)