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General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Critical and creative thinking and Intercultural understanding.

This unit address the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

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


Language variation and change

Understand that English is one of many languages spoken in Australia and that different languages may be spoken by family, classmates and community (ACELA1426) (ENe-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentences (ACELA1432) (ENe-9B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435) (ENe-9B)

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434) (ENe-9B)

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786) (ENe-8B)


Literature and context

 Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575) (ENe-11D)
Responding to literature Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783) (ENe-10C)
Examining literature

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578) (ENe-8B)

Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry (ACELT1785) (ENe-10C)

Creating literature Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580) (ENe-10C)


Interacting with others

Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations (ACELY1646) (ENe-1A)

Deliver short oral presentations to peers (ACELY1647) (ENe-1A)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650) (ENe-4A)
Creating texts Construct texts using software including word processing programs (ACELY1654) (ENe-3A)