Learning Continuum of Literacy (Version 8.4)

This element involves students understanding the role of grammatical features in the construction of meaning in the texts they compose and comprehend.

Students understand how different types of sentence structures present, link and elaborate ideas, and how different types of words and word groups convey information and represent ideas in the learning areas. They gain understanding of the grammatical features through which opinion, evaluation, point of view and bias are constructed in texts. In developing and acting with literacy, students:

  • use knowledge of sentence structures
  • use knowledge of words and word groups
  • express opinion and point of view.

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Express opinion and point of view

use language to evaluate an object, action or text, and language that is designed to persuade the reader/viewer

Use knowledge of sentence structures

control a range of simple, compound and complex sentence structures to record, explain, question, argue, describe and link ideas, evidence and conclusions

Use knowledge of words and word groups

recognise and use aspects of language to suggest possibility, probability, obligation and conditionality