Literature integrating Australian Curriculum



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Unit 2: Intertextuality

Content descriptors

Elaborations


Analyse and reflect on the relationships between authors, texts and contexts including:

  • the ways in which texts are influenced by other texts and by contexts

  • Identify the way texts draw on other texts to create meaning (e.g. how modern texts appropriate ideas from well known texts of the past)

  • Explore how intertextuality is used in texts

  • Examine ways in which texts are recreated for different times and places

  • Explore how recreated texts reflect changes in historical, political and cultural contexts

  • Compare and contrast intertextuality evident in texts




  • the relationship between conventions of genre, audience expectations, and interpretations of texts

  • Identify aspects of accepted practice that is associated with genre (e.g. crime, tragedy)

  • Identify how audience anticipation and interpretations of texts are influenced by familiar patterns and structures of genre.

  • Explore the connection between conventions, expectations and interpretations of texts

  • Assess how these elements influence meaning of and response to texts

  • how the choice and combinations of mode, medium and form transform texts

  • Examine how the selection of a particular mode, medium and form can alter the interpretation of a text (e.g. printed news or web based news)

  • Explore the impact of changes made to texts by adjusting the mode, medium and/or form

  • the ways in which informed reading influences interpretation of texts.

  • Read and respond to a range of texts from different contexts

  • Investigate the context in which the texts were created

  • Re-examine the texts in light of the context in which they were created

Compare and evaluate the form, language and content of literary texts including:

  • the ways in which text structures, language features and stylistic choices provide a framework for audiences’ expectations, responses and interpretations

  • Identify how text structures, language features and stylistic choices scaffold audiences’ understanding and interpretation of literary texts

  • Explore how text structures, language features and stylistic choices shape responses and interpretations of literary texts

  • Compare the way different texts use text structures, language features and stylistic choices to shape audiences’ responses and interpretations

  • the ways in which texts resemble and refer to other texts, for example, through parody, imitation, appropriation and transformation, and the ways in which adaptations of earlier texts allow new insights into original texts

  • Identify features of a range of texts that are contrived to resemble or refer to other texts

  • Compare and contrast the features of adapted texts and their originals

  • Examine and evaluate how adaptations of texts can provide the basis for deeper understanding of the texts from which they were derived




  • how aspects of literary texts have been appropriated into popular culture, for example, through the use of iconic literary situations, symbols or characters

  • Identify the features of literary texts that have been appropriated into popular culture

  • Examine the ways in which literary texts have been imitated to create new versions

  • Assess the differences between the original text and new version




  • the ways in which different literary forms may evolve, for example, the development of digital storytelling

  • Identify literary forms

  • Explore how language is shaped by literary form and content

  • Compare and evaluate how effectively content is conveyed through choice of form




  • the use of literary techniques, for example, poetic, dramatic and narrative structure and devices

  • Identify literary techniques used in texts

  • Examine how literary techniques are shaped by form, language and content

  • Compare and evaluate the impact and effects of literary techniques used in different texts

  • the use of a combination of sound and visual devices in literary texts, for example, soundtracks, cinematography, iconography

  • Identify sound and visual devices in literary texts

  • Examine how sound and visual devices are shaped by form, language and content

  • Compare and evaluate the effectiveness of sound and visual devices in literary texts

Create analytical texts:

  • organising points of view and arguments in different ways, for example, in essays, reviews and visual presentations

  • Identify an analytical text that effectively presents a point of view

  • Select the way in which your analytical text will be structured

  • Sequence arguments to create a logical and convincing analytical text

  • Build an argument and establish a position with sequenced and linked concepts

  • Identify terminology used to compare and contrast texts

  • Use appropriate metalanguage to analyse texts




  • selecting appropriate argument and evidence to support points of view

  • Identify effective and relevant arguments to support points of view

  • Select appropriate textual evidence, integrate and link into the argument

  • Analyse arguments and evidence that effectively support a point of view

  • Construct an analytical text using appropriate arguments and evidence

  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms.

Identify possible mediums, modes or forms that can be used to convey ideas (For example, feature articles, website, digital essay, analytical essay)

Select and use appropriate mediums, modes and forms to convey meaning



Create imaginative texts:

  • integrating real and imagined experiences by selecting and adapting particular aspects of texts to create new texts

  • Identify themes, characters, settings, language, symbols and/or structures of texts that resonate with you

  • Select one or more of these aspects to convey a point of view or provide a new insight on an issue, event or person

  • Adapt themes, characters, settings, language, symbols and/or structures of texts that effectively shape the message and convey new insights on real or imagined experiences

  • Construct imaginative texts that draw on themes, characters, settings, language, symbols and/or structures of texts to suit the composers purpose

  • using analysis of literary texts to inform imaginative response

  • Create an imaginative text based on your study of literary texts

  • transforming texts studied in one medium or genre to another for different audiences and purposes

  • Identify a text that lends itself to be appropriated, adapted or parodied in a different form or shape

  • Select a different form or shape of a text to create new version for a different audience and purpose

  • Using the techniques of transformation, create an imaginative text

  • reflecting on the significance and effects of variations to texts

  • Identify an original text that has been transformed

  • Compare the original text with one that has been transformed

  • Analyse techniques that have been employed in the transformation

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques



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