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Content description ACELT1591

English / Year 2 / Literature / Examining literature
Content description
Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways
Elaborations
  1. describing features of text settings including time, colours used to portray year, season, and place (country or city) and how this impacts on the characters
  2. describing plots including beginnings (orientation), how the problem (complication) is introduced and solved (resolution), and considering how these features construct meanings
  3. identifying features of imaginary or fantasy texts, for example magic powers, shifts in time
  4. investigating Aboriginal stories, found from online sources, that explain physical features of the landscape and identify and describe the common features of language used
  5. comparing two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures, describing similarities and differences in authors’ points of view
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/2
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/3
    Sustainability
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding
Modes
  • http://www.acara.edu.au/vocabulary/mode/r
    Reading
  • http://www.acara.edu.au/vocabulary/mode/s
    Speaking
  • http://www.acara.edu.au/vocabulary/mode/l
    Listening