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English / Year 10 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752)

Elaborations
  • skim reading sections of a persuasive text to identify the main contention, key arguments in linked paragraphs and supporting evidence in order to locate points for building rebuttal or counter argument
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Attitudes

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You Can't Ask That: False assumptions about people who are blind or have low vision

In this clip, people who are blind or have low vision talk about situations in which they have appreciated offers of help, and situations in which the "help" offered was anything but helpful. They reveal how they have tackled life’s challenges, often in the face of low expectations.

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You Can't Ask That: Why a Welcome to Country is never boring

In this clip, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people talk about the importance of giving and receiving a genuine Welcome to Country. They say an Elder needs to welcome people with care so that no harm will come to them, and so that those receiving the welcome can pay respect to the Traditional Owners.

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Heywire: Keeping the fat cats out of the dairy

Writers construct representations of people and events to suit their purposes. Once we understand this, we can evaluate the validity of those representations and decide whether we agree with them or not. In her Heywire audio story, Chelsey Landford speaks of the hardships facing dairy farmers. Explore her representations ...

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Powerful words: Gough Whitlam's dismissal

Gough Whitlam is the only Australian prime minister to have been sacked from office - along with his entire government. After learning of his dismissal, Mr Whitlam addressed the Australian public and uttered a line that has resonated throughout Australian politics since 1975. Words can be immensely powerful and, as you ...

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Heywire: Spanning the generations in an unlikely friendship

Do you think strangers with 60 years of age between them can become friends? When eighteen, George Baker found out that they can when he befriended Geoff, a man in his eighties. Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your community? The ABC's Heywire competition calls for stories from 16-22-year-olds in ...

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Heywire: Presenting a point of view about marriage equality

Marriage equality is a controversial issue in Australia, one that has provoked media sensationalism, political rhetoric and heated arguments. Sometimes, however, quieter voices make their point amid all the furore. Explore the voice of Lochsley Wilson in his Heywire audio story.<br /><br />To talk with someone about anxiety ...

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Radio National: 'The Great Gatsby' and all that jazz

'The great Gatsby' is considered a classic of modern literature, so what makes people value books like this one over others? In this audio clip, explore a range of responses to F Scott Fitzgerald's enduring novel and consider the qualities people value in literature. This clip from 'Books and arts daily' on Radio National ...

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The language of criticism

Language is a powerful tool and the way it is used can sometimes disempower or devalue people and their ideas. Listen to young art critic and aspiring painter Robert Hughes as he discusses the Beat Generation. Explore how questions can be used to influence listeners and how language can reveal the attitudes and values of ...

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Q+A: Debate surrounding ethics classes in school

Imagine you were walking down the street and found a wallet full of money. What would you do with it? Ethics is the branch of philosophy that explores the concepts of what is right and wrong. In this episode of Q&A, a group of panellists respond to the axing of ethics classes in New South Wales schools. As you watch, explore ...

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Four Corners: Making a case for and against the use of fluoride

When presenting an issue for debate, what should we include? Follow this television current affairs story to see how the case for and against fluoridisation of public water is presented. Analyse the evidence and the perspectives of the people chosen. This black-and-white clip is from a Four Corners program aired in 1963.

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Big Ideas: Evolving English and the impact of television

Imagine if the English language never evolved. What would we be speaking? Possibly Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxon tribes, a language written down using runes known as the 'futhorc'. English continues to evolve, but it takes the media to bring new words into common usage. So which form of media is responsible ...

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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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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 ...

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It’s Raining in Mango: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the novel titled It’s Raining in Mango. Set in nineteenth century Queensland, it explores the theme of Aboriginal dispossession. This unit of work enables students to develop an appreciation of the relationship between critical analysis and the craft of writing. This unit provides ...

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Remember Ronald Ryan: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the play Remember Ronald Ryan which is the human and political story of the last man to be executed in Australia. Find themes related to Australian identity, capital punishment, fate, justice, morality, redemption and social class This unit provides practical teaching ideas, ...

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Death Sentence: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the non-fiction book Death Sentence which explores the power of language to shape our imagination and, therefore, our world. It is a text about how language is used and misused. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, an assessment task, an essay by Bernadette Brennan and ...

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Bran Nue Dae: Unit of work

This unit of work has been written to support the script of Bran Nue Dae which includes themes of belonging, coming of age, displacement, First Nations experiences and identity. It would also provide some support for use of the film of this text. This unit provides practical teaching ideas, an assessment task and an essay ...

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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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Language in law

This resource explores the deep connections Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have with country, and how this can be reflected in both language and law. In these classroom activities, students will examine the Victorian Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017 and the historic Wurundjeri Elders ...

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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 ...