Stories without words

Secondary KLAs:
Creative Arts, English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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Stories without words

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

Learn how Australian story-teller, artist and academy award winner, Shaun Tan uses emotive illustrations to tell a story. You will also create your own character and tell a story using illustration.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN4-1A) responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

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

(EN4-8D) identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACAVAM119) Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes

(ACAVAM120) Develop planning skills for art-making by exploring techniques and processes used by different artists

(ACAVAR124) Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their art-making, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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

(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

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Drawing, Illustration, Creating texts
Analysis, Interactives, Practical activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 15 October 2020

Resource ID: 5791efb8-775d-4215-9f1d-c4cbad0e77fb