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English / Year 2 / Literature / Examining literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591)

Elaborations
  • 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
  • describing plots including beginnings (orientation), how the problem (complication) is introduced and solved (resolution), and considering how these features construct meanings
  • identifying features of imaginary or fantasy texts, for example magic powers, shifts in time
  • investigating Aboriginal stories, found from online sources, that explain physical features of the landscape and identify and describe the common features of language used
  • 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
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Reviewing (Texts),  Characters (Narratives),  Settings (Narratives)

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