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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts (ACELY1648)

Elaborations
  • talking about what is ‘real’ and what is imagined in texts
  • identifying and selecting texts for information purposes and commenting on how the text might help with a task
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Informative texts,  Imaginative texts

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