The Natural Way of Things

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

Content links to Australian Curriculum: Senior Secondary Literature – Unit 4.

Evaluate the dynamic relationship between authors, texts, audiences and contexts including:

how literature reflects cultural change and difference (ACELR053)

the ways in which the expectations and values of audiences shape perceptions of texts and their significance (ACELR054)

how texts in different literary forms, mediums or traditions are the same or different (ACELR055)

how interpretations of texts vary over time (ACELR056)

the ways in which perspectives are conveyed through texts drawn from other times and cultures, and how these may be renewed for a contemporary Australian audience. (ACELR057)

Evaluate and reflect on the ways in which literary texts can be interpreted including:

how ideas, values and assumptions are conveyed (ACELR058)

how specific literary elements and forms shape meaning and influence responses, for example, mise-en-scène, enjambment, dramatic monologue and verse drama (ACELR059)

how medium, form, language and wordplay contribute to interpretations of texts (ACELR060)

exploring a range of critical interpretations. (ACELR061)

Create analytical texts:

developing a creative, informed and sustained interpretation supported by close textual analysis (ACELR062)

using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to evaluate and justify interpretations of texts (ACELR063)

critically evaluating their own and others’ justifications, evidence and points of view (ACELR064)

experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR065)

Create imaginative texts:

adapting medium, form, style, point of view and language (ACELR066)

experimenting with elements of style and voice to achieve specific effects (ACELR067)

manipulating literary conventions for different audiences and contexts (ACELR068)

reflecting on the ways in which expectations and values of audiences shape the created text. (ACELR069)