Exploring Narrative Texts Unit Plan - Year 1 and Year 2

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10 x lessons | Suitable for years: 1 - 2

This English unit uses fairy tales to introduce the narrative text type to younger students. It addresses the structure, characters and language features of a narrative.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

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Curriculum

  • ACELA1447

    Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable waysElaborationsdiscussing and comparing the purposes of familiar texts drawn from local contexts and interests (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)becoming f...

  • ACELA1452

    Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)Elaborationstalking about effective words that d...

  • ACELT1581

    Discuss how authors create characters using language and imagesElaborationsidentifying similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, for example representations of dragons in traditional European and Asian texts (Skills: Literacy, Cr...

  • ACELT1584

    Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different textsElaborationsexamining different types of literature including traditional tales, humorous stories and poetry (...

  • ACELT1832

    Innovate on familiar texts by using similar characters, repetitive patterns or vocabularyElaborationsimitating a characteristic piece of speech or dialogue, or the attitude or expression of favourite or humorous characters in texts (Skills: Literacy,...

  • ACELY1661

    Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagramsElaborationsref...

  • ACELY1662

    Re-read student’s own texts and discuss possible changes to improve meaning, spelling and punctuationElaborationsadding or deleting words on page or screen to improve meaning, for example adding an adjective to a noun (Skills: Literacy, Critical...

  • ACELY1663

    Write using unjoined lower case and upper case lettersElaborationsusing correct posture and pencil grip)learning how each letter is constructed including where to start and the direction to follow)writing words legibly using unjoined print script of ...

  • ACELA1463

    Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purposeElaborationsidentifying the topic and type of a text through its visual presentation, for example cover design, packa...

  • ACELA1468

    Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectivesElaborationsexploring ...

  • ACELT1591

    Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different waysElaborationsdescribing features of text settings including time, colours used to portray year, season, and place (count...

  • ACELT1833

    Innovate on familiar texts by experimenting with character, setting or plotElaborationsinventing some speech, dialogue or behaviour of favourite or humorous characters through imagining an alternative event or outcome in the original text (Skills: Li...

  • ACELY1671

    Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose...

  • ACELY1672

    Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structureElaborationsreading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve meaning, for example replacing an everyday noun w...

  • ACELY1673

    Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case lettersElaborationsusing correct pencil grip and posture)writing sentences legibly and fluently using unjoined print script of consistent size (Skills: Literacy)(View thi...

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