Australian Curriculum: English for Changing minds, changing behaviour
The Australian Curriculum: English is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. This unit, with an emphasis on media studies in English, has a strong focus on developing critical literacy and visual literacy by a close analysis of the social purpose of language in both written and visual grammar.
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 4.
Language for interaction
|Understand how language is used to evaluate texts and how evaluations about a text can be substantiated by reference to the text and other sources ACELA1782 EN4–1A|
|Expressing and developing ideas||Understand how modality is achieved through discriminating choices in modal verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns ACELA1536 EN4–3B Analyse how point of view is generated in visual texts by means of choices, for example gaze, angle and social distance ACELA1764 EN4–4B|
Responding to literature
|Compare the ways that language and images are used to create character, and to influence emotions and opinions in different types of texts ACELT1621 EN4–1A|
|Examining literature||Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches ACELT1622 EN4–1A|
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
|Analyse and explain the ways text structure and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose ACELY1721 EN4–3B Compare the text structures and language features of multimodal texts, explaining how they combine to influence audiences ACELY1724 EN4–6B|
|Creating texts||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|