English / Year 9 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how certain abstract nouns can be used to summarise preceding or subsequent stretches of text (ACELA1559)

Elaborations
  • exploring sections of academic and technical texts and analysing the use of abstract nouns to compact and distil information, structure argument and summarise preceding explanations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Nouns

Interactive

Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

Interactive

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy

A resource with information, study guides and resources on visual literacy to support the English K-10 Australian Curriculum in English. It provides a series of activities, guidelines and tasks about visual texts from a variety of sources. Contains writing scaffolds, templates and proformas for responding and composing ...

Text

Exploring the speculative

Students investigate speculative fiction, its evolution and how changes in the genre can reflect changing values. They analyse and discuss the ways that writers of speculative fiction use and manipulate language to convey thematic messages in their texts. Students deepen their understanding of authorial intent and reflect ...

Text

Work Sample Year 9 English: Macbeth oral presentation

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 9 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 ...

Online

Seven billion people, seven billion stories: What makes a compelling life story?

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year 9 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit gives students experiences of listening to, viewing ...