General Capabilities evident across the unit include Ethical understanding, Literacy, Critical 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)