POETRY

YEAR LEVEL
ENGLISH STRANDS
ENGLISH SUB-STRANDS
SUB-STRAND ELEMENT
ELABORATION
ENGLISH TYPE
ELEMENT CODE
GENERAL CAPABILITIES
CROSS-CURRICULA PRIORITIES
1
LITERATURE
Examining literature
Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts (ACELT1584)
• examining different types of literature including traditional tales, humorous stories and poetry


• discussing similarities and differences between texts ( for example features of main characters in different stories)


• discussing features of book settings including time (year, season) and place (country or city, realistic or imagined)


• discussing how plots develop including: beginnings (orientation), how the problem (complication) is introduced and solved (resolution)
LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING
(ACELT1584)
Critical and creative thinking

1
LITERATURE
Examining literature
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme (ACELT1585)
• exploring performance poetry, chants and songs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Asian cultures


• listening to and performing simple haiku poems about familiar topics such as nature and the seasons
LISTENING, SPEAKING
(ACELT1585)
Intercultural understanding
Aboriginal Torres Strait Is history and culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
3
LITERATURE
Examining literature
Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose (ACELT1600)
identifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of imagery related to nature in haiku poems


exploring how rhythm, onomatopoeia and alliteration give momentum to poetry and prose read aloud, and enhance enjoyment
LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, WRITING
(ACELT1600)
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy
Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
4
LITERATURE
Examining literature
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns (ACELT1606)
defining spoonerisms, neologisms and puns and exploring how they are used by authors to create a sense of freshness, originality and playfulness


discussing poetic language, including unusual adjectival use and how it engages us emotionally and brings to life the poet’s subject matter (for example ‘He grasps the crag with crooked hands’/wee timorous beastie)
LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, WRITING
(ACELT1606)
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy

6
LITERATURE
Examining literature
Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse (ACELT1617)
identifying how language choice and imagery build emotional connection and engagement with the story or theme


describing how a character’s experience expressed through a verse novel impacts on students personally, how the author controls the revelation of the experiences and how the verse story builds meaning to its climax when we understand the whole
LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, WRITING
(ACELT1617)
Literacy , Personal and social competence

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