The chant of jimmie blacksmith

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Literature (Unit 1).

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.

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

Literature: Unit 1
Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts
  • how text structureslanguage features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities (ACELR005)
  • different points of view represented in texts, for example, those of characters, narrators and the implied author (ACELR006)
  • approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue (ACELR007)
  • different narrative approaches, for example, eye-witness accounts, multiple narrators, the unreliable narrator and the omniscient narrator (ACELR008)
  • the use of figurative language and rhetorical devices to represent concepts and shape arguments, for example, symbolism, metonymy, types of irony, patterns of imagery (ACELR009) 
Create analytical texts
Create imaginative texts
  • developing connections between real and imagined experiences (ACELR015)
  • drawing on knowledge and understanding of storytelling, style and the structure of texts (ACELR016)
  • experimenting with aspects of style and form to achieve deliberate effects (ACELR017)
  • reflecting on familiar and emerging literary forms for particular audiences and purposes (ACELR018)

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