The Patchwork Bike

General Capabilities evident throughout the unit include Intercultural Understanding and Personal and Social Capability.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 1 (English)


Text structure and organisation

Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448) (EN1-9B)
Expressing and developing ideas

Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstances (ACELA1451) (EN1-4A)

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)

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453) (EN1-8B) (EN1-11D)

Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contexts (ACELA1454) (EN1-7B)


Literature and context

Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581) (EN1-8B)
Responding to literature Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students’ own experiences (ACELT1582) (EN1-11D) (EN1-8B)
Examining literature Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts (ACELT1584) (EN1-10C)
Creating literature

Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586) (EN1-11D)

Innovate on familiar texts by using similar characters, repetitive patterns or vocabulary (ACELT1832) (EN1-2A) (EN1-9B)


Texts in context  

Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences (ACELY1655) (EN1-11D) (EN1-10C)
Creating texts Construct texts that incorporate supporting images using software including word processing programs (ACELY1664) (EN1-3A) (EN1-11D)
Interacting with others

Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656) (EN1-1A)

Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace (ACELY1788)  (EN1-1A)

Make short presentations using some introduced text structures and language, for example opening statements (ACELY1657) (EN1-11D) (EN1-10C)

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) (EN1-12E) (EN1-10C)