The complete stories

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: Senior Secondary English (Unit 1).

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding and Intercultural understanding.

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

Unit 1
Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
  • how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities (ACELR005)
  • 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)
  • 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:
  • structuring arguments and points of view using relevant textual evidence (ACELR011)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to respond to texts (ACELR012)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms(ACELR014)
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)

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