Theme: Aboriginal Culture Stage 1



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Theme: Aboriginal Culture




Stage 1


Key Concept Stereotypes, Language forms and Features, Culture, Visual literacy, aracterisation

Time Frame

3-5 weeks





Focus for this unit - learning intention

During this unit students will be summarising, visualising, making connections and visual representations and predicting through the study of texts related to Aboriginal culture, along with the study of the narrative text type and its conventions.






  • Dust Echo: The Mermaid Story

  • TOM-TOM Rosemary Sullivan / Dee Huxley




  • Shake a Leg

  • Kootear the Echidna retold by Cindy Laws

  • Why the Emu Cant Fly by May L O’Brien




Text Set





Film

Didgescape



DustEcho: www.abc.net.au/dustechoes
Speeches (youtube)

Images



Objective A

Communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing.

Objective B

Use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context.

Objective C

Think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical.

Objective D

Express themselves and their relationships with others and their world.

Objective E

Learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English.

Speaking and Listening 1

EN1-1A Communicates with a range of people in informal & guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations.

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 (ACELA1461)



understand that there are different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commands (ACELA1446)
identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592)
explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions (ACELA1787)


• use role-play and drama to represent familiar events and characters in texts
Writing & Representing 1

EN1-2A Plans, composes and reviews a small range of simple texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers and viewers.

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• understand how planning, composing and reviewing contribute to effective imaginative, informative and persuasive texts


H’writing & Digital Technologies

EN1-3A Composes texts using letters of consistent size & slope & uses digital technologies.

  • Respond to & compose texts

• use appropriate strategies when writing, eg maintaining correct body position, holding/using writing tools or using assistive digital technologies


Reading & Viewing1

EN1-4A draws on an increasing range of skills and strategies to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on less familiar topics in different media and technologies.

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts (ACELY1665)



Speaking and Listening 2

EN1-6B Recognises a range of purposes & audiences for spoken language & recognises organisational patterns & features of predictable spoken texts

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background (ACELA1460)


  • Understand & apply knowledge of language forms and features

• identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462)


  • Respond to & compose texts

• retell familiar stories and events in logical sequence, including in home language
Writing & Representing 2

EN1-7B Identifies how language use in their own writing differs according to their purpose, audience and subject matter.

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• discuss some of the different

purposes for written and visual

and texts


  • Understand & apply knowledge of language forms and features

• compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453)



  • Respond to & compose texts

• discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1584, ACELT1591)

Reading & Viewing 2

EN1-8B recognises that there are different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter.

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• discuss possible author intent and intended audience of a range of texts



  • Understand & apply knowledge of

language forms and features

• understand simple explanations in diagrammatic form, including flowcharts, hierarchies, life cycles




• select a widening range of texts for enjoyment and pleasure and discuss reasons for their choice
Grammar, Punctuation & Vocab

EN1-9B Uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts.

  • Develop & apply contextual knowledge

• begin to understand that choice of vocabulary adds to the effectiveness of text


Thinking Imaginatively & Creatively

EN1-10C Thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts.

  • Engage personally with texts

• recognise the way that different texts create different personal responses


  • Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features

• identify creative language features in imaginative texts that enhance enjoyment, eg illustrations, repetition


  • Respond to and compose texts

• recognise similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, eg representations of dragons in traditional European and Asian texts
• recognise the place of ancestral beings in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreaming stories


Expressing Themselves

EN1-11D Responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences.


  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge

respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences (ACELY1655)


  • Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features

• identify features of texts from a range of cultures, including language patterns and style of illustration


  • Respond to and compose texts

• discuss the place of Dreaming stories in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life
identify, explore and discuss symbols of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and recognise recurring characters, settings and themes in Dreaming stories

Reflecting on Learning

EN1-12E Identifies and discusses aspects of their own and others learning.


  • Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features

• discuss some of the ways that story can be reflected in a variety of media, eg film, music and dance





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