Past the shallows

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and Communication Technology capability, Ethical understanding and Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priorities includes Sustainability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Literature (Unit 1).

Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
  • the degree to which individual points of view, experiences and contexts shape responses to texts (ACELR001)
  • how mode, medium and form shape responses to texts (ACELR002)
  • the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses (ACELR003)
  • how responses of readers and viewers can range from empathetic to critical. (ACELR004)
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
  • how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities (ACELR005)
  • different points of view represented in texts, for example, those of characters, narrators and the implied author (ACELR006)
  • approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue (ACELR007)
  • different narrative approaches, for example, eye-witness accounts, multiple narrators, the unreliable narrator and the omniscient narrator (ACELR008)
  • the use of figurative language and rhetorical devices to represent concepts and shape arguments, for example, symbolism, metonymy, types of irony, patterns of imagery (ACELR009)
Create analytical texts:
  • structuring arguments and points of view using relevant textual evidence (ACELR011)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to respond to texts (ACELR012)
  • using stylistic features to craft and articulate points of view (ACELR013)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR014)
Create imaginative texts:
  • developing connections between real and imagined experiences (ACELR015)
  • drawing on knowledge and understanding of storytelling, style and the structure of texts (ACELR016)
  • experimenting with aspects of style and form to achieve deliberate effects (ACELR017)
  • reflecting on familiar and emerging literary forms for particular audiences and purposes. (ACELR018)