English / Year 8 / Literature / Examining literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise, explain and analyse the ways literary texts draw on readers’ knowledge of other texts and enable new understanding and appreciation of aesthetic qualities (ACELT1629)

Elaborations
  • exploring how some writers use terse and relatively simple language choices while others use more elaborate and complex syntax
  • examining the language patterns, including sentence patterns, in a range of short texts and discussing the effect on readers’ interpretation of these choices
  • writing or speaking about a literary text and outlining the impact of the text on a listener, viewer or reader, for example in a journal in which students reflect on their personal responses and on how language and structural features in the text contribute to its impact
  • discussing, debating and assessing remakes of literary texts and their effectiveness and purpose
  • discussing, debating and assessing book or film series, sequels, prequels, fan fiction sites, tie-in publications or merchandise
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Intertextuality

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