The white earth

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: Literature Senior Secondary, Unit 1.

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Information and communication technology capability, and Critical and creative thinking.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, students:

  • understand how language, structure and stylistic choices are used in different literary forms
  • examine the ways in which contexts shape how a text is received and responded to by audiences
  • create oral, written and multimodal responses that explore and draw on the structure and style of literary texts.
Unit 1
Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
  • the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses (ACELR003)
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
  • how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities (ACELR005)
  • different points of view represented in texts, for example, those of characters, narrators and the implied author (ACELR006)
  • approaches to characterisation, for example, the inclusion of archetypal figures, authorial intrusion, the dramatisation of a character’s inner life, and the use of interior monologue (ACELR007)
Create analytical texts:

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