Australian Curriculum: English for Words to unite us
The Australian Curriculum: English is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. This unit of work integrates all three strands and focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
Students will be provided opportunities through the activities to engage with aspects of the following Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions (ACE codes), and related NSW Syllabus outcomes (EN codes) for Stage 2.
Text structure and organisation
|Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording ACELA1489 EN2–11D|
|Language for interaction||Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful ACELA1477 EN2–7B|
Literature and context
|Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons ACELT1594 EN2–10C|
|Responding to literature||Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts and share responses with others ACELT1596 EN2–11D|
|Examining literature||Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose ACELT1600 EN2–8B|
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
|Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts ACELY1678 EN2–8B|
|Creating texts||Reread and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuation ACELY1683 EN2–2A Write using joined letters that are clearly formed and consistent in size ACELY1684 EN2–3A|