The tall man
The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English Year 10. It would work very well also in the Senior English Curriculum Units 1 and 2 and has potential as a bridging unit at the beginning of the senior years.
General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.
The cross-curriculum priority highlighted in this unit is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture.
Language for interaction
|Text structure and organisation||Understand how paragraphs and images can be arranged for different purposes, audiences, perspectives and stylistic effects (ACELA1567) (EN5-3B)|
|Expressing and developing ideas||Refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning, with deliberate attention to the effect on audiences (ACELA1571) (EN5-3B)|
Literature and context
|Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639) (EN5-8D)|
|Responding to literature|
Identify, explain and discuss how narrative viewpoint, structure, characterisation and devices including analogy and satire shape different interpretations and responses to a text (ACELT1642) (EN5-2A)
Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structure and features for a specific purpose and intended audience (ACELT1815) (EN5-3B)
Texts in context
|Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices (ACELY1749) (EN5-8D)|
|Interacting with others||
Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage (ACELY1750) (EN5-1A)
Use organisation patterns, voice and language conventions to present a point of view on a subject, speaking clearly, coherently and with effect, using logic, imagery and rhetorical devices to engage audiences (ACELY1813) (EN5-3B)
|Interpreting, analysing, evaluating|
|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)