Syllabus bites: Exploring Asia-related texts

Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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This resource has information, links and study guides on Asia-related texts to support the Australian Curriculum in English for Year 7, 8, 9, 10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

(EN4-2A) effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing 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

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

(EN4-6C) identifies and explains connections between and among texts

(EN4-7D) demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it

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

(EN4-9E) uses, reflects on and assesses their individual and collaborative skills for learning

(EN5-1A) responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

(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

(EN5-3B) 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

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

(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

(EN5-6C) investigates the relationships between and among texts

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

(EN5-8D) questions, challenges and evaluates cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1528) Understand the way language evolves to reflect a changing world, particularly in response to the use of new technology for presenting texts and communicating

(ACELA1529) Understand how accents, styles of speech and idioms express and create personal and social identities

(ACELA1782) Understand how language is used to evaluate texts and how evaluations about a text can be substantiated by reference to the text and other sources

(ACELA1531) Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors

(ACELA1763) Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online texts

(ACELA1532) Understand the use of punctuation to support meaning in complex sentences with prepositional phrases and embedded clauses

(ACELA1534) Recognise and understand that subordinate clauses embedded within noun groups/phrases are a common feature of written sentence structures and increase the density of information

(ACELA1536) Understand how modality is achieved through discriminating choices in modal verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns

(ACELA1764) Analyse how point of view is generated in visual texts by means of choices, for example gaze, angle and social distance

(ACELA1537) Investigate vocabulary typical of extended and more academic texts and the role of abstract nouns, classification, description and generalisation in building specialised knowledge through language

(ACELA1539) Understand how to use spelling rules and word origins, for example Greek and Latin roots, base words, suffixes, prefixes, spelling patterns and generalisations to learn new words and how to spell them

(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, multimodal texts, Composers (Texts), Cultural diversity
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 24 September 2012

Resource ID: 82223004-e66a-4b3c-a595-0c1a98317cc1