English / Year 7 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose (ACELY1721)

Elaborations
  • identifying the purpose and possible audience for a text
  • explaining the relationship between text features and structures and audience and purpose, such as identifying which group would be the most likely target for the information in an advertisement and justifying why on the basis of textual features
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Text types,  Text purpose

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