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 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Express opinion and point of view

use language that indirectly expresses opinions and constructs representations of people and events, and consider expressed and implied judgements

Use knowledge of sentence structures

control a range of simple, compound and complex sentence structures to convey complex ideas, build and support arguments, and change emphasis

Use knowledge of words and word groups

develop higher order concepts in academic texts through language features that compact and generalise ideas