The General Capability evident across the unit is Ethical understanding.

The cross-curriculum priority highlighted in this unit is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture.

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English Year 6.

Expressing and developing iideas

Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas (ACELA1522) (EN3-2A)

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases (ACELA1523) (EN3-6B)

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525) (EN3-6B)

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 or plots (ACELT1614) (EN7-C)
Examining literature Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes (ACELT1611) (EN3-3A)
Creating literature

Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways (ACELT1618) (EN7-C)

Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice (ACELT1800) (EN3-2A)

Texts in context
Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches (ACELY1708) (EN3-3A)
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) (EN3-1A)

Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816) (EN3-1A)

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) (EN3-3A)

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)

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)

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