where the forest meets the sea

General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and Communication Technology, Creative and Critical Thinking, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

The content in this unit links to the Australian Curriculum: Year 2 (English).

Language variation and change
Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background (ACELA1460) (EN1-6B)
Text structure and organisation Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose (ACELA1463) (EN1-11D)
Expressing and developing ideas

Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words (ACELA1469) (EN1-10C) (EN1-4A)

Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose (ACELA1470) (EN1-11D)

Responding to literature

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589) (EN1-8B)

Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596) (EN1-11D)

Examining literature Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591) (EN1-10C) (EN1-9B)
Creating literature Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593) (EN1-10C)
Texts in context
Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665) (EN1-12E) (EN1-8B)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts (ACELY1668) (EN1-8B)

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (ACELY1670) (EN1-11D)

Creating texts

Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671) (EN1-10C)

Construct texts featuring print, visual and audio elements using software, including word processing programs (ACELY1674) (EN1-10C)

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