Level J

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language literature literacy
Language variation and change

Understand that Standard Australian English is a living language within which the creation and loss of words and the evolution of usage is ongoing 


Literature and context

Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary
 texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts 


Texts in context

Analyse how the construction and interpretation of
 texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts


Language for interaction

Understand that roles and relationships are developed and challenged through language and interpersonal skills 


Investigate how evaluation can be expressed directly and indirectly using devices, for example allusion, evocative vocabulary and metaphor 


Responding to literature

Present an argument about a literary
 text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text


Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to


Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in


Interacting with others

Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways 


Use interaction skills to present and discuss an idea and to influence and engage an
 audience by selecting persuasive language, varying voice tone, pitch, and pace, and using elements such as music and sound effects 


Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for 
aesthetic and playful purposes 


Text structure and organisation

Understand that 
authors innovate with text structures and language for specific purposes and effects 


Compare and contrast the use of cohesive devices in
 texts, focusing on how they serve to signpost ideas, to make connections and to build semantic associations between ideas


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Understand how punctuation is used along with
layout and font variations in constructing texts for different audiences and purposes 


Examining literature

texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author's literary style 


Investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor,
 metonymy, allegory, icons, myths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes 


text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts 


Interpreting, analysing and evaluating

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


Apply an expanding vocabulary to
 read increasingly complex texts with fluency and comprehension 


comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts


Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that
 authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts


Expressing and developing ideas

Explain how
 authors experiment with the structures of sentences and clauses to create particular effects 


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


Analyse and explain the use of symbols, icons and myth in still and moving images and how these augment meaning 


Identify how vocabulary choices contribute to specificity, abstraction and stylistic effectiveness


Understand how spelling is used creatively in
for particular effects, for example characterisation and humour and to represent accents and styles of speech 


Creating literature 

Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation 


Experiment with the ways that
 language features, image and sound can be adapted in literary texts, for example the effects of stereotypical characters and settings, the playfulness of humour and comedy, pun and hyperlink 


Creating texts

Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts  that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features 


Review and edit students’ own and others’ 
texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features 


Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish


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