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General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Intercultural Understanding, Ethical Understanding and Personal and Social capability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 6 (English)


Expressing and developing ideas

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525) (EN3-5B)
Text structure and organisation Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (ACELA1518) (EN3-5B)


Literature and context

Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1613) (EN3-8D)
Responding to literature

Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes and plots (ACELT1614) (EN3-7C) 

Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts (ACELT1615) (EN3-5B)

Examining literature

Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style (ACELT1616) (EN3-7C)

Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse (ACELT1617) (EN3-7C)

Creating literature Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618) (EN3-7C)


Texts in context

Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches (ACELY1708) (EN3-2A)
Interacting with others

Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709) (EN3-8D)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis (ACELY1710) (EN3-1A)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text (ACELY1711) (EN3-5B)

Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example, table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings (ACELY1712) (EN3-1A)

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713) (EN3-3A)

Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers (ACELY1801) (EN3-5B)

Creating texts

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714) (EN3-2A)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717) (EN3-6B)