The Eleventh Hour

General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyNumeracy and Critical and creative thinking.

A possible cross-over subject is Mathematics:

Content links to Australian Curriculum (English): Year 1 (NSW Stage 1).


Language for interaction

Understand that there are different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commands (ACELA1446) (EN1-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways (ACELA1447) (EN1-7B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstances (ACELA1451) (EN1-1A)

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453) (EN1-7B)


Literature and context

Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581) (EN1-11D)
Responding to literature Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students’ own experiences (ACELT1582) (EN1-11D)
Creating Literature Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586) (EN1-10C)


Interacting with others

Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656) (EN1-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Read supportive texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and rereading (ACELY1659) (EN1-4A)

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1660) (EN1-4A)