Speak Chinese, fang fang!

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include LiteracyPersonal and Social capability and Intercultural understanding.

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) (ENe-11D)
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)

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

Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school (ACELA1437) (ENe-8B)

Phonics and word knowledge Know how to read and write some high frequency words and other familiar words (ACELA1817) (ENe-5A)


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-11D)


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)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650) (ENe-4A)
Creating texts Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations (ACELY1653) (ENe-3A)