English / Year 10 / Literature / Examining literature

Curriculum content descriptions

compare and evaluate how “voice” as a literary device is used in different types of texts, such as poetry, novels and film, to evoke emotional responses (AC9E10LE06)

Elaborations
  • comparing the “voice” of protest in a range of poems or songs and evaluating how different voices evoke a response
ScOT terms

Literary devices,  Critical thinking

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Perspective in war poetry

Perspective shapes what we see in the world and the way we see it. Students will read/ listen to two poems composed in different contexts and examine how the perspective of the composer is captured through their use of language, imagery, other poetic devices. They consider the fact that perspective includes the values that ...

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More Than This

This learning resource has been developed to support the video series More Than This which is a teen drama that explores the wide range of emotions and challenges that secondary school students face as they explore identity and belonging, gender identity and sexuality, relationships, family and academic pressures and taking ...

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Novel voices

Through this resource, students will engage with a novel to explore how authors use narrative conventions to represent ideas and shape meaning. As they study the teacher-selected novel, students deepen their understanding of how elements of prose fiction and point of view can be used to influence a reader’s response to ...

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The Poetics of Hip Hop

What is the relationship between Shakespearean sonnets and hip hop music? In this lesson, students will analyse the rhythm, form, diction, and sound of hip hop and Shakespearean sonnets. They will then compare characteristics between Shakespeare’s work and the work of hip hop artists to create an original poem or set of lyrics.

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Staging Shakespeare: How do you stage a comedy scene?

In this lesson, students will explore the nature of comedy by informally staging the opening scenes from William Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. Students will apply a variety of stylistic approaches to stage scenes from the play, then perform for an audience.

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Lilian’s Story: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the novel Lilian’s Story. The novel was inspired by the real life Sydney identity (and eccentric), Bea Miles. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, an assessment task and an essay by Peter Craven.

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Tracks: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the autobiographical account by Robyn Davidson of her journey in the 1970s across 1,700 miles of Australian desert to the sea with four camels and a dog for company. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, an assessment task and an essay by Tony Birch.

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Becoming Kirrali Lewis: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the novel Becoming Kirrali Lewis. The novel follows the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to go to university. It explores the themes of Aboriginal history and culture, acceptance, adoption, belonging, coming of age, government ...

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The 7 Stages of Grieving: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the play script 7 Stages of Grieving. This one-woman show follows the journey of an Aboriginal ‘Everywoman’ as she tells poignant and humorous stories of grief and reconciliation. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, an assessment task and an essay by Melissa Lucashenko.

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Work sample Year 10 English: Essay on the Romantic poetry movement with visual representations

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 10 English. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of ...

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Find your voice

Students learn about, compose and perform slam poetry.

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Ways to tell stories

In this video, student writers Noa and Francis discuss the creative choices they made when writing the short stories they've recently had published. Why might structuring a story as a letter be a good way to tell a story about a personal experience? Why was it important for Francis to use a first person narrative voice ...

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Thinking about story themes

Noa and Francis are two young writers who've had their stories published. Listen as they talk about the main ideas they chose to explore in their stories. Find and watch the clips of Noa and Francis reading their pieces at the Melbourne Writers Festival (also found on Splash). How did they build their stories around the ...

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Samuel Wagan Watson

This sequence of videos is an interactive resource for Stage 4/5 English and or Stage 4/5 Aboriginal Studies. It assists students to develop knowledge and understanding about Indigenous cultures of Australia. Students will respond to the poet, his texts, and at least one other Aboriginal poet, as well as composing at least ...

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Prose vs poetry with David Malouf

Finding the right narrative form for a story can be tricky. Watch as David Malouf explains how his experience with poetry informed his prose writing. What are some of the things that writing poetry early in his career taught him?

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Interviews With 10 Australian Authors, Ch 5: In conversation with David Malouf

David Malouf is an internationally-acclaimed Australian author, poet and essayist. In this conversation with radio host Tom Tilley, Malouf discusses his The Complete Stories, a collection of thirty-one short stories published since 1982. What emerges in this compilation is a diverse range of representations of Australian ...

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First Tuesday Book Club: The voice of Albert Facey

Albert Facey's 'A Fortunate Life' is one of Australia's best-loved autobiographies. Could it be Facey's 'voice' in his writing that touches the hearts of so many readers? Explore this clip to learn more about how the written word can capture the personality of a writer.

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Heywire: Leaving home, leaving yourself

Leaving the only home you've ever known can be tough. For Janet Brown, it led to a serious case of depression. Although she was able to work through this, for a time Janet felt that she had lost everything, including herself. In her Heywire story Janet constructs a powerful image of her condition.<br /><br />To talk with ...

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Heywire: Tension in the air

In this Heywire audio story, explore how Marguerite Donaldson builds tension as she recounts a nerve-wracking incident that happened while she was flying one day. Find out what this incident has revealed to her and how she shares her thoughts. Could you write or record a similar story about yourself and/or your community? ...

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First Tuesday Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye

Have you ever addressed big questions in your life using the character in a novel as your guide? Brendan Cowell does. Find out how as he discusses JD Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye' with the First Tuesday Book Club.