Syllabus bites: Active and passive voice

Primary KLA:
English
Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
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 activities on writing sentences using the active and passive voice. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN2-7B) identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

(EN2-9B) uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

(EN3-5B) discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts

(EN3-6B) uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies

(EN4-3B) uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

(EN4-4B) makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence

(ENLS-11B) composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

(EN5-3B) selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

(ENLS-10B) explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

(EN5-4B) effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1461) Understand that language varies when people take on different roles in social and classroom interactions and how the use of key interpersonal language resources varies depending on context

(ACELA1490) Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience

(ACELA1504) Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality

(ACELY1711) Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text

(ACELY1789) Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately

(ACELY1813) Use organisation patterns, voice and language conventions to present a point of view on a subject, speaking clearly, coherently and with effect, using logic, imagery and rhetorical devices to engage audiences

(ACELA1569) Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of sentence and clause structures as authors design and craft texts

(ACELY1808) 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

(ACELY1811) 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

(ACELY1721) Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose

(ACELY1732) 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

(ACELA1566) Compare the purposes, text structures and language features of traditional and contemporary texts in different media

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
language conventions, Active voice, Passive voice
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 4 April 2013

Resource ID: 312ee40e-a9ce-4aca-97b1-18748c92d286