Tjarany Roughtail

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Literacy, Intercultural understanding, Ethical understanding and Critical and creative thinking.

This unit address the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Year 3 (English).


Language variation and change

Understand that different social and geographical dialects or accents are used in Australia in addition to Standard Australian English (ACELA1515) (EN3-1A)


Language for interaction Understand that strategies for interaction become more complex and demanding as levels of formality and social distance increase (ACELA1516) (EN3-1A)
Text structure and organisation Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (ACELA1518) (EN3-7C)
Expressing and developing ideas Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts (ACELA1524) (EN3-3A)


Responding to literature

 Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots (ACELT1614) (EN3-7C)
Examining literature Identify, describe and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style (ACELT1616) (EN3-7C)
Creating literature Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experience in innovative ways (ACELT1618) (EN3-7C)


Interacting with others 

Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709) (EN3-1A)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis (ACELY1710) (EN3-1A)