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General Capabilities addressed in this unit include LiteracyPersonal and Social CapabilityEthical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

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

Language for interaction
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462) (EN1-7B)
Text structure and organisation

Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in lists (ACELA1465) (EN1-3A)

Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams, for example timelines (ACELA1466) (EN1-8B)

Expressing and developing ideas

Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives (ACELA1468) (EN1-4A)

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) (EN1-8B)

Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose (ACELA1470) (EN1-2A)

Literature and context
Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created (ACELT1587) (EN1-7B)
Responding to literature

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-11D)

Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences (ACELT1590) (EN1-4A)

Examining literature Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591) (EN1-7B)
Creating literature Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593) (EN1-11D)
Texts in context
Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665) (EN1-10C)
Interacting with others Rehearse and deliver short presentations on familiar and new topics (ACELY1667) (EN1-1A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts (ACELY1668) (EN1-8B)

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) (EN1-11D)

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) (EN1-11D)

Reread and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure (ACELY1672) (EN1-5A)

Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case letters (ACELY1673) (EN1-9B)

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