The children’s bach
Content descriptions link to Australian Curriculum: Year 11 (Literature Unit 2).
Garner’s style and preoccupations with relationships and domestic life on the brink, share some common ground with another novel in the Reading Australia Project, Hyland’s Carry Me Down. For this reason, you will find options allowing you to mix and match the two units, or teach them in parallel so that students might read either or both texts. For those student who might study both The Children’s Bach (AC: Literature – Unit 2) and Carry Me Down (AC: Literature – Unit 1), there is a composite assessment task, inviting students to compare and contrast the two works in style and content. Please note that some adjustments may be required for the Content Descriptors, depending on the path you may take if you do combine the units.
|Literature Unit 2
Analyse and reflect on the relationships between authors, texts and contexts including:
the ways in which informed reading influences interpretation of texts. (ACELR022)
|Compare and evaluate the form, language and content of literary texts including:|
|Create analytical texts:||
using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to compare and contrast texts (ACELR030)
|Create imaginative texts:||
integrating real and imagined experiences by selecting and adapting particular aspects of texts to create new texts (ACELR033)
using analysis of literary texts to inform imaginative response (ACELR034)
reflecting on the significance and effects of variations to texts. (ACELR036)
Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).