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

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English (Year 9) and (Year 10). 

Language variation and change

Understand that Standard Australian English is a living language within which the creation and loss of words and the evolution of usage is ongoing (ACELA1550) (EN5-3B)

Understand that Standard Australian English in its spoken and written forms has a history of evolution and change and continues to evolve (ACELA1563) (EN5-3B)

Expressing and developing ideas Understand how spelling is used creatively in texts for particular effects, for example characterisation and humour and to represent accents and styles of speech (ACELA1562) (EN5-3B)
Language for interaction Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564) (EN5-5C)
Literature and context

Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1633) (EN5-8D)

Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to context (ACELT1634) (EN5-5C)

Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639) (EN5-8D)

Examining literature Analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style (ACELT1636) (EN4-4B)
Responding to literature

Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response (ACELT1641) (EN5-3B)

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

Interacting with others
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes (ACELY1741) (EN5-2A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752) (EN5-8D)
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)

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