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General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability and Critical and creative thinking.

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English Senior Secondary (Unit 4).

Unit 4
Investigate and evaluate the relationships between texts and contexts by:
  • undertaking close analysis of texts (ACEEN060)
  • examining how each text relates to a particular context or contexts (ACEEN061)
  • comparing the contexts in which texts are created and received (ACEEN062)
Evaluate different perspectives, attitudes and values represented in texts by:
  • analysing content, purpose and choice of language (ACEEN063)
  • analysing the use of voice and point of view such as in feature articles, reporting of current events or narration (ACEEN064)
  • exploring other interpretations and aspects of context to develop a considered response (ACEEN065)
Evaluate how texts convey perspectives through:
Create a range of texts:
  • using appropriate language and stylistic features to sustain a personal voice and point of view (ACEEN069)
  • using nuanced language (ACEEN070)
  • synthesising ideas and opinions to develop complex argument (ACEEN071)
  • substantiating and justifying their own responses using textual evidence (ACEEN072)
  • using accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage (ACEEN075)
Reflect on their own and others’ texts by:


There are also substantial sections that address the content of the Senior Literature Course Unit 3.

Unit 3
Evaluate the ways in which literary texts represent culture and identity including:
  • how readers are influenced to respond to their own and others’ cultural experiences (ACELR037)
  • the power of language to represent ideas, events and people in particular ways (ACELR038)
  • how cultural perceptions are challenged or supported (ACELR039)
  • the ways in which authors represent Australian culture, place and identity both to Australians and the wider world (ACELR040)
Evaluate and reflect on how representations of culture and identity vary in different texts and forms of texts including:
  • the impact of the use of literary conventions and stylistic techniques (ACELR042)
  • the effectiveness of specific literary conventions in texts, for example, the use of iambic pentameter, stream-of-consciousness, flashbacks, chorus (ACELR043)
  • the ways in which language, structural and stylistic choicescommunicate values and attitudes and shed new light on familiar ideas (ACELR044)

Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).