The Little Corroboree Frog

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking and Intercultural understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 5 (English)


Language variation and change

Understand that people use different systems of communication to cater to different needs and purposes and that many people may use sign systems to communicate with others. (ACELA1443) (EN1-6B).
Text structure and organisation

Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways. (ACELA1447) (EN1-7B)

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links. (ACELA1450) (EN1-8B)

Expressing and developing ideas Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs). (ACELA1452) (EN1-9B)


Responding to literature

Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of others. (ACELT1583) (EN1-11D)
Examining literature Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme. (ACELT1585) (EN1-6B)


Texts in context 

Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences. (ACELY1655) (EN1-11D)
Interacting with others Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions. (ACELY1656) (EN1-11D)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating 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)
Creating texts Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams. (ACELY1661) (EN1-2A)