Syllabus bites – responding to literature

Primary KLA:
English
Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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A web page with information, teacher guides and resources on responding to texts. This resource supports the NSW English K-10 syllabus.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ENe-8B) demonstrates emerging skills and knowledge of texts to read and view, and shows developing awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter

(ENe-10C) thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN1-8B) recognises that there are different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter 

(EN1-10C) thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN2-8B) identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter

(EN2-10C) thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN3-7C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN4-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

(EN5-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELT1575) Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences

(ACELT1577) Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators

(ACELT1578) Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text

(ACELT1785) Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry

(ACELT1579) Replicate the rhythms and sound patterns in stories, rhymes, songs and poems from a range of cultures

(ACELT1580) Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images

(ACELT1581) Discuss how authors create characters using language and images

(ACELT1582) Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiences

(ACELT1583) Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of others

(ACELT1584) Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts

(ACELT1586) Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication

(ACELT1587) Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created

(ACELT1589) Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts

(ACELT1590) Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences

(ACELT1591) Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways

(ACELT1592) Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs

(ACELT1593) Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts

(ACELT1594) Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons

(ACELT1596) Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others

(ACELT1598) Develop criteria for establishing personal preferences for literature

(ACELT1599) Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative

(ACELT1600) Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose

(ACELT1601) Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle

(ACELT1791) Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue

(ACELT1602) Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships

(ACELT1603) Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view

(ACELT1604) Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts

(ACELT1605) Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension

(ACELT1606) Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns

(ACELT1607) Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining

(ACELT1794) Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings

(ACELT1608) Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts

(ACELT1609) Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others

(ACELT1795) Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiences

(ACELT1610) Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses

(ACELT1611) Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes

(ACELT1612) Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced

(ACELT1798) Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors

(ACELT1613) Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1614) Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots

(ACELT1615) Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts

(ACELT1616) Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style

(ACELT1617) Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse

(ACELT1618) Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways

(ACELT1800) Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice

(ACELT1619) Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1620) Reflect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view

(ACELT1621) Compare the ways that language and images are used to create character, and to influence emotions and opinions in different types of texts

(ACELT1803) Discuss aspects of texts, for example their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage

(ACELT1622) Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches

(ACELT1623) Understand, interpret and discuss how language is compressed to produce a dramatic effect in film or drama, and to create layers of meaning in poetry, for example haiku, tankas, couplets, free verse and verse novels

(ACELT1625) Create literary texts that adapt stylistic features encountered in other texts, for example, narrative viewpoint, structure of stanzas, contrast and juxtaposition

(ACELT1805) Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using rhythm, sound effects, monologue, layout, navigation and colour

(ACELT1626) 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

(ACELT1627) Share, reflect on, clarify and evaluate opinions and arguments about aspects of literary texts

(ACELT1628) 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

(ACELT1807) Recognise and explain differing viewpoints about the world, cultures, individual people and concerns represented in texts

(ACELT1629) Recognise, explain and analyse the ways literary texts draw on readers’ knowledge of other texts and enable new understanding and appreciation of aesthetic qualities

(ACELT1630) Identify and evaluate devices that create tone, for example humour, wordplay, innuendo and parody in poetry, humorous prose, drama or visual texts

(ACELT1767) Interpret and analyse language choices, including sentence patterns, dialogue, imagery and other language features, in short stories, literary essays and plays

(ACELT1632) Create literary texts that draw upon text structures and language features of other texts for particular purposes and effects

(ACELT1768) Experiment with particular language features drawn from different types of texts, including combinations of language and visual choices to create new texts

(ACELT1633) Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1771) Present an argument about a literary text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text

(ACELT1634) Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to context

(ACELT1635) Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts

(ACELT1636) Analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style

(ACELT1637) 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

(ACELT1772) Analyse text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts

(ACELT1773) Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation

(ACELT1638) 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 pun and the use of hyperlink

(ACELT1639) Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1640) Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature

(ACELT1641) Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response

(ACELT1812) Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts

(ACELT1642) Identify, explain and discuss how narrative viewpoint, structure, characterisation and devices including analogy and satire shape different interpretations and responses to a text

(ACELT1643) Compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts such as poetry to evoke particular emotional responses

(ACELT1774) Analyse and evaluate text structures and language features of literary texts and make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts

(ACELT1814) Create literary texts that reflect an emerging sense of personal style and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts

(ACELT1815) Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structures and features for a specific purpose and intended audience

(ACELT1644) Create imaginative texts that make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Literature, Creating texts, Multimodal texts, Authors, Text purpose
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Resource ID: 2bf6fc7c-de17-445c-82ea-8d784ae933dd