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

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English (Year 10). These concepts adapted from the Year 10 Achievement Standards for Productive and Receptive Modes, AC:E.

It is fully intended that work in this unit results in students’ evaluations of an innovative text, with an understanding of how language features, choice of images and vocabulary results in the development of an individual voice. Further, students will have the opportunity to explain different viewpoints, attitudes and perspectives through the development of cohesive and logical arguments, and develop an individual style through experimenting with language features, text structures, stylistic devices and images.

Text structure and organisation
Understand how paragraphs and images can be arranged for different purposes, audiences, perspectives and stylistic effects (ACELA1567) (EN3-3B)
Expressing and developing ideas Evaluate the impact on audiences of different choices in the representation of still and moving images (ACELA1572) (EN5-1A)
Responding to literature

Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature (ACELT1640) (EN5-5C)

Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812) (EN5-7D)

Examining literature

Compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts such as poetry to evoke particular emotional responses (ACELT1643) (EN3-3B)

Analyse and evaluate text structures and language features of literary texts and make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts (ACELT1774) (EN5-6C)

Creating literature Create literary texts that reflect an emerging sense of personal style and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts (ACELT1814) (EN5-5C)
Texts in context
Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices (ACELY1749) (EN5-8D)
Interacting with others

Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage (ACELY1750) (EN5-1A)

Use organisation patterns, voice and language conventions to present a point of view on a subject, speaking clearly, coherently and with effect, using logic, imagery and rhetorical devices to engage audiences (ACELY1813) (EN3-3B)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Choose a reading technique and reading path appropriate for the type of text, to retrieve and connect ideas within and between texts (ACELY1753) (EN5-6C)
Creating texts

Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756) (EN5-1A)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user (ACELY1776) (EN5-2A)

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