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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas (ACELA1522)

Elaborations
  • investigating how the choice of conjunctions enables the construction of complex sentences to extend, elaborate and explain ideas, for example ‘the town was flooded when the river broke its banks’ and ‘the town was flooded because the river broke its banks’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Complex sentences,  Simple sentences

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