Truth be told

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Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills in a Stage 5 English project. Students explore the English textual concepts as they collaborate to research and create a personal story. Tasks include analysing a variety of personal stories told in different media and exploring ideas around telling the truth, perspective and point of view for composers and responders.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN5-2A ) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(EN5-7D) understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

(EN5-9E) purposefully reflects on, assesses and adapts their individual and collaborative skills with increasing independence and effectiveness

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACELY1739) Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts

(ACELA1551) Understand that roles and relationships are developed and challenged through language and interpersonal skills

(ACELY1740) 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

(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 an

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

(ACELY1742) Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts

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

(ACELY1745) Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts

(ACELY1746) 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

(ACELY1747) Review and edit students’ own and others’ texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features

(ACELY1748) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts

(ACELA1565) Understand that people’s evaluations of texts are influenced by their value systems, the context and the purpose and mode of communication

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

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

(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

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

(ACELY1749) Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices

(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 a

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

(ACELY1756) Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues

(ACELY1757) Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects

(ACELY1776) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of th

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Collaborative learning, Narratives, Perspective (Literary devices), Project-based learning
Analysis, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Project, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 June 2016

Resource ID: 4d6cf983-9b65-426f-bf51-437e27ced593