the rainbow serpent

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Information and communication technology (ICT) capabilityCritical and creative thinking and Intercultural understanding.

The cross-curriculum priority is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

The content in this unit links to the Australian Curriculum: Year 2 (English) content descriptors and the NSW BOSTES Stage 1 English Syllabus.


Language variation and change
Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background. (ACELA1460) (EN1-1A)
Language for interaction Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things. (ACELA1462) (EN1-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose. (ACELA1463) (EN1-6B)
Expressing and developing ideas Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words. (ACELA1469) (EN1-10C)
Responding to literature

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts  (ACELT1589) (EN1-10C)

Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences; Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1590) (EN1-10C)

Examining literature Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591) (EN1-9B)
Creating literature Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593) (EN1-9B)
Interacting with others
Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others’ ideas in discussions. (ACELY1666) (EN1-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures. (ACELY1670) (EN1-4A)
Creating texts Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose. (ACELY1671) (EN1-9B)

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