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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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Discuss the purpose and roles of various spoken, written and visual texts in the language

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


  • understanding the purpose and role of different types of text in the language, for example, declaring identity, acknowledging parts of traditional belief systems, acknowledging ancestors, passing on knowledge and information, mapping resources on Country and managing natural phenomena such as weather
  • understanding that Country/Place can be interpreted as text by the community
  • discussing ways that songs function to capture? language and meaning in ways similar to literature in other cultures
  • linking and sequencing ideas to form cohesive texts, using appropriate grammatical forms and elements, for example, serialisation, connectives, embedding, headings and paragraphing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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