Pearl verses the world

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking and Personal and Social capability.

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


Language for interaction

Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situations (ACELA1476) (EN2-1A)
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)


Examining Literature

Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose (ACELT1600) (EN2-8B)
Responding to literature Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596) (EN2-11D)
Creating Literature Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791) (EN2-2A)


Interacting with others

Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676) (EN2-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts (ACELY1678) (EN2-8B)
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)