Unpolished Gem

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Ethical understandingLiteracyCritical and creative thinking, and Intercultural understanding.

Cross-curriculum priorities include Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia and, to a lesser extent, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Content links to the Australian Curriculum Senior Secondary (Literature, Unit 3).

Evaluate the ways in which literary texts represent culture and identity including:
  • how readers are influenced to respond to their own and others’ cultural experiences (ACELR037)
  • the power of language to represent ideas, events and people in particular ways (ACELR038)
  • how cultural perceptions are challenged or supported (ACELR039)
  • the ways in which authors represent Australian culture, place and identity both to Australians and the wider world. (ACELR040)
Evaluate and reflect on how representations of culture and identity vary in different texts and forms of texts including:
  • the impact of the use of literary conventions and stylistic techniques (ACELR042)
  • the effectiveness of specific literary conventions in texts, for example, the use of iambic pentameter, stream-of-consciousness, flashbacks, chorus (ACELR043)
  • the ways in which language, structural and stylistic choices communicate values and attitudes and shed new light on familiar ideas. (ACELR044)
Create analytical texts:
  • developing independent interpretations of texts supported by informed observation and close textual analysis (ACELR045)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to analyse and evaluate texts (ACELR046)
  • evaluating their own and others’ ideas and points of view using logic and evidence (ACELR047)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR048)
Create imaginative texts:
  • experimenting with content, form, style, language and medium (ACELR049)
  • drawing on knowledge and experience of genre, literary devices and the interplay of the visual and verbal in creating new texts (ACELR050)
  • adapting literary conventions for specific audiences, challenging conventions and reinterpreting ideas and perspectives (ACELR051)
  • reflecting on the different ways in which form, personal style, language and content engage and position the audience. (ACELR052)