German / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that different types of texts, such as narratives, recounts and informative and procedural texts, have certain conventions and can take different forms depending on the context in which they are produced

[Key concepts: context, audience, functionality; Key processes: identifying, classifying, transforming]

 (ACLGEU150)

Elaborations
  • identifying the purpose, context and intended audience of a range of familiar texts, for example, fairy tales, sports reports or recipes
  • reading, viewing and/or listening to different digital and other texts with a common topic and discussing structural and linguistic similarities and differences, for example, comparing a print, radio, TV and social media announcement for the same event
  • describing key features of different text types, for example, a shopping list serves as a reminder to self and consists of items and quantities (6 Brötchen, 500 g Butter, Marmelade), whereas a shopping transaction involves interaction and negotiation and more extended language (Ich möchte eine Bratwurst mit Pommes, bitte. Noch etwas? Das macht 5,80 Euro bitte.)
  • transforming a text such as a poem into another text type, such as a conversation, cartoon or SMS
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Text purpose,  German language

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