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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate the ways people communicate using spoken, written and visual modes and analyse the form and structures of a range of texts, including their use, role and relationship to other social processes

[Key concepts: text, relationship; Key processes: analysing, investigating, linking and sequencing]


  • analysing a range of texts, their role, use and relationship to other social processes, for example, in respect to declaring identity, acknowledging traditional belief systems, acknowledging ancestors, passing on knowledge and information, mapping resources on Country/Place and managing natural phenomena such as weather
  • discussing ways songs function to fix language and meaning in ways similar to literature in other cultures
  • investigating the use of sign language in their community and its relation to spoken language
  • applying principles of text organisation when developing both oral and written texts to develop or present ideas, noticing differences in characteristic features of oral and written discourse
  • linking and sequencing ideas to form a cohesive text, using appropriate grammatical forms and language features, for example, serialisation, connectives, embedding, headings and paragraphs
  • experimenting with language appropriate to particular text types, such as descriptive language in documentaries, reflective language in diary and journal entries and persuasive language in advertisements
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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