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English / Year 9 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts (ACELY1742)

Elaborations
  • debating the reliability of the coverage in a range of news media of a contentious issue such as commercial logging of old growth forests
  • evaluating techniques used to construct plot and create emotional responses such as comparison, contrast, exaggeration, juxtaposition, the changing of chronological order, or the expansion and compression of time
  • constructing questions to frame an analysis of differing representations on moral issues in texts, and including a critical analysis of a personal view in the overall analysis of the issue
  • identifying whether two texts may share a common purpose or audience, for example a feature article on a particular website or in a particular newspaper
  • analysing how issues are debated and reported in the media in different countries, and the possible reasons for this, for example ‘whaling’ in Japan and Australia
  • analysing and interpreting assumptions about groups that have shaped or influenced representations of people, places, events and things; identifying how listeners, viewers and readers are positioned by these representations, and supporting identified points with examples
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Reviewing (Texts)

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Truth be told

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The Conversation: class in Australia collection

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Worlds united

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Worlds collide

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Animal Farm

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Worlds beyond

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Worlds apart

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Syllabus bites: Visual literacy

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This Day Tonight: Debating Vietnam: using counter-arguments, 1967

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Analysing Persuasive Language

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The Conversation - Aesthetics and beauty

A series of articles that examine historic and modern constructs of beauty. Articles include historic understanding of Greek beauty; if there is an “ideal body shape” for women; questions of beauty and blackness; body image; and the beauty of scientific theories such as general relativity. Articles are authored by recognised ...

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Different views

This resource will encourage students to develop their understanding of the first contact of the Aboriginal people of Kamay Botany Bay and the men aboard the HMB Endeavour in 1770. This resource is one part of the 'Endeavour – eight days in Kamay' resource.

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Find your voice

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Formal vs Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them

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Heywire: This isn't English, it's Australian English!

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Representing Sydney's suburbs, 1965

In this clip from the mid-60s, explore how words and images can be combined to encourage particular interpretations and influence audience response. Explore how some of the inner suburbs of Sydney have been represented in history.