Our Village in the Sky

General capabilities evident throughout this unit includes LiteracyIntercultural UnderstandingCritical and Creative Thinking and Information and communication technology capability.

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

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


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) (EN1-8B)
Language for interaction

Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462) (EN1-4A)


Expressing and Developing Ideas

Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives (ACELA1468) (EN1-4A)

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) (EN1-4A)

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)


Responding to literature

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-10C)
Examining literature

Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591) (EN1-7B)

Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592) (EN1-1A)

Creating literature Innovate on familiar texts by experimenting with character, setting or plot (ACELT1833) (EN1-2A)


Texts in context

Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665) (EN1-8B)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating 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)
Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure (ACELY1672) (EN1-12E)