English / Year 6 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts (ACELA1524)

Elaborations
  • observing how sequential events can be represented visually by a series of images, including comic strips, timelines, photo stories, procedure diagrams and flowcharts, life-cycle diagrams, and the flow of images in picture books
  • observing how concepts, information and relationships can be represented visually through such images as tables, maps, graphs, diagrams, and icons
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Maps (Geographic location),  Timelines,  Diagrams,  Symbols

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