Australian Curriculum Categories


Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways


  • 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 (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing plots including beginnings (orientation), how the problem (complication) is introduced and solved (resolution), and considering how these features construct meanings (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying features of imaginary or fantasy texts, for example magic powers, shifts in time (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating Aboriginal stories, found from online sources, that explain physical features of the landscape and identify and describe the common features of language used (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • 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 (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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