Shake a Leg

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy and Intercultural understanding.

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

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 4 (English)


Language for interaction

Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others for example when exploring and clarifying the ideas of others, summarizing their own views and reporting them to a larger group. (ACELA1488) (EN2-1A)
Language variation and change

Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording. (ACELA1489) (EN2-8B)

Understand that Standard Australian English is one of many social dialects used in Australia, and that while it originated in England it has been influenced by many other languages. (ACELA1487) (EN2-1A)

Text structure and organisation Understand how texts vary in complexity and technically depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience. (ACELA1490) (EN2-8B) 
Expressing and developing ideas Explore the effect of choices when framing an image, placement of elements in the image, and salience on composition of still and moving images in a range of types of texts. (ACELA1496) (EN2-10C)


Examining literature

Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns. (ACELT1606) (EN2-10C) (EN2-9B)
Responding to literature Discuss literacy experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view. (ACELT1603) (EN2-6B)
Creating Literature 

Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining. (ACELT1607) (EN2-2A)


Creating texts

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features. (ACELY1694) (EN2-2A)
Interacting with others 

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences. (ACELY1689) (EN2-2A)

Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and information. (ACELY1687) (EN2-10C)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts. (ACELY1692) (EN2-4A)