English / Year 7 / Literature / Examining literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand, interpret and discuss how language is compressed to produce a dramatic effect in film or drama, and to create layers of meaning in poetry, for example haiku, tankas, couplets, free verse and verse novels (ACELT1623)

Elaborations
  • experiencing the sound and rhythm of poetry, and using metalanguage, for example ‘refrain’ and ‘chant’, to discuss the layers of meaning that are created
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Haiku,  Suspense

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