Level I

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Language variation and change

Understand the influence and impact that the English language has had on other languages or dialects and how English has been influenced in return 


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Literature and context

Explore the ways that ideas and viewpoints in literary texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts may reflect or challenge the values of individuals and groups 


Explore the interconnectedness of Country and Place, People, Identity and Culture in texts including those by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors 


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Texts in context

Analyse and explain how language has evolved over time and how technology and the media have influenced language use and forms of communication 


Language for interaction

Understand how
conventions of speech adopted by communities influence the identities of people in those communities

Understand how rhetorical devices are used to persuade and how different layers of meaning are developed through the use of 
metaphor, irony and parody 


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Responding to literature

Share, reflect on, clarify and evaluate opinions and arguments about aspects of literary


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Understand and explain how combinations of words and images in texts are used to represent particular groups in society, and how texts  position readers in relation to those groups 


Recognise and explain differing viewpoints about the world, cultures, individual people and concerns represented in 


Interacting with others

Interpret the stated and implied meanings in spoken texts, and use evidence to support or challenge different perspectives 


Use interaction skills for identified purposes, using 
voice and language conventions to suit different situations, selecting vocabulary, modulating voice and using elements such as music, images and sound for specific effects 


Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content, including multimodal elements, to reflect a diversity of viewpoints 


Text structure and organisation

Analyse how the
 text structures and language features of persuasive texts, including media texts, vary according to the medium and mode of communication 


Understand how cohesion in texts is improved by strengthening the internal structure of paragraphs through the use of examples, quotations and substantiation of claims 


Understand how coherence is created in complex texts through devices like
 lexical cohesionellipsis, grammatical theme and text connectives 


Understand the use of punctuation conventions, including colonssemicolons, dashes and brackets in formal and informal texts 


    Examining literature

    Recognise, explain and analyse the ways literary texts draw on readers’ knowledge of other  texts and enable new understanding and
     appreciation of aesthetic qualities 


    Identify and evaluate devices that 
    create tone, for example humour, wordplay, innuendo and parody in poetry, humorous prose, drama or visual 


    Interpret and analyse language choices, including sentence patterns, dialogue, imagery and other 
    language features, in short stories, literary essays and plays 


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    Interpreting, analysing and evaluating

    Analyse and evaluate the ways that
     text structures and language features vary according to the purpose of the text and the ways that referenced sources add authority to a text  


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    Apply increasing knowledge of vocabulary, 
    text structures and language features to understand the content of texts 


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    comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the authorpoint of view 


    Explore and explain the ways authors combine different modes and media in creating texts, and the impact of these choices on the viewer/listener 


    Expressing and developing ideas

    Analyse and examine how effective authors control and use a variety of
     clause structures, including embedded clauses 


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    Understand the effect of nominalisation in the writing of informative and persuasive texts 


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    Investigate how visual and 
    multimodal texts allude to or draw on other texts or images to enhance and layer meaning


    Recognise that vocabulary choices contribute to the specificity, abstraction and style of 


    Understand how to apply learned knowledge consistently in order to spell accurately and to learn new words including nominalisations


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    Creating literature

    Create literary texts that draw upon text structures and language features of other texts for particular purposes and effects 


    Experiment with particular 
    language features drawn from different types of texts, including combinations of language and visual choices to create new texts 


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    Creating  texts

    Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate 


    Experiment with
     text structures and language features to refine and clarify ideas to improve the effectiveness of students’ own texts 


    Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to 
    create, edit and publish texts imaginatively