General capabilities evident throughout 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 priorities highlighted in this unit are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture and Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.
Content links to Australian Curriculum (English): Year 7.
Language variation and change
|Understand the way language evolves to reflect a changing world, particularly in response to the use of new technology for presenting texts and communicating (ACELA1528) (EN4-2A)|
|Language for interaction|
|Expressing and developing ideas||
Investigate vocabulary typical of extended and more academic texts and the role of abstract nouns, classification, description and generalisation in building specialised knowledge through language (ACELA1537) (EN4-3B)
|Text structure and organisation||
Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online texts (ACELA1763) (EN4-3B)
Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors (ACELA1531) (EN4-1A)
Literature and content
|Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1619) (EN4-8D)|
|Responding to literature|
Understand, interpret and discuss how language is compressed to produce a dramatic effect in film or drama, and to create layers of meaning in poetry, for example haiku, tankas, couplets, free verse and verse novels (ACELT1623) (EN4-1A)
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using rhythm, sound effects, monologue, layout, navigation and colour (ACELT1805) (EN4-4B)
Texts in context
|Analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts (ACELY1765) (EN4-2A)|
|Interacting with others||
Identify and discuss main ideas, concepts and points of view in spoken texts to evaluate qualities, for example the strength of an argument or the lyrical power of a poetic rendition (ACELY1719) (EN4-1A)
Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning (ACELY1804) (EN4-3B)
|Interpreting, analysing and evaluating|
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725) (EN4-4B)