The Little Refugee

General capabilities evident throughout this unit includes LiteracyIntercultural Understanding and Critical and Creative Thinking.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 3 (English).


Text structure and organisation

Understand how different types of texts vary is use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences). (ACELA1478) (EN2-8B)

Expressing and developing ideas

Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense. (ACELA1482) (EN2-9B)

Visual Language. Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example, shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in pictures. (ACELA1483) (EN2-10C)

Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484) (EN2-9B)


Literature and context

Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reason (ACELT1594) (EN2-10C)

How texts reflect the context of culture and situation in which they are created. Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways and speculate on the authors’ reasons. (ACELT1594) (EN2-6B)

Responding to literature Draw connections between personal experiences and the world of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596) (EN2-11D)
Examining literature

Describe how language is used to describe the setting in  texts and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative. (ACELT1599) (EN2-1A)

Creating literature

Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from Students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle. (ACELT1601) (EN2-2A)

Plan, draft and publish imaginative and persuasive texts demonstrating an increasing control over text structure and language features and selecting print, multimodal or events appropriate to the audience or purpose. (ACELY1682) (EN2-10C)


Interacting with others 

Listen and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations. (ACELY1676) (EN2-1A)

Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume. (ACELY1792) (EN2-1A)

Creating texts  Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose. (ACELY1682) (EN2-10C)