Oz-e-English Writing (Creative)

Unit 1: Narrative - Year 5
Unit 1: Narrative – Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australia Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards: 
  • Describe how spoken, written and multimodal texts use language features that are typically organised into characteristic stages and phases, depending on purposes in texts (AC9E5LA03).
  • Understand how noun groups can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of a person, place, thing or idea (AC9E5LA06).
  • Present an opinion on a literary text using specific terms about literary devices, text structures and language features, and reflect on the viewpoints of others (AC9E5LE02).
  • Recognise that the point of view in a literary text influences how readers interpret and respond to events and characters (AC9E5LE03).
  • Create and edit literary texts, experimenting with figurative language, storylines, characters and settings from texts students have experienced (AC9E5LE05).
  • Use interaction skills and awareness of formality when paraphrasing, questioning, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, and sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (AC9E6LY02).
  • Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts whose purpose may be imaginative, informative and persuasive using paragraphs, a variety of complex sentences, expanded verb groups, tense, topic-specific and vivid vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and visual features (AC9E6LY06).
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:
  • use the stimulus text to investigate the structure of narrative texts
  • write narrative texts
  • examine the format of a narrative using examples from literature with the theme of action
  • learn how to recognise the crucial components of a narrative and apply this understanding to their own narrative writings
  • create new texts together and follow the example texts' building instructions
  • use a handheld camera as a metaphor to recognise the changing scenes that make up the narrative
  • use the metaphor of a drone to recognise the changing scenes that comprise the narrative.
Success Criteria
  • Determine the general framework and constituent parts of a narrative.
  • Enhance the exemplar text using ARMS.
  • Plan the aspects of an action narrative using the anchor chart.
  • Create an action story using the anchor chart.
Progress Tests
  • Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They allow teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and identify where reteaching is needed.
  • The Teaching Guide contains the progress test script and there is a handout for students to write their answers on.

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • Week 10 is the end-of-unit assessment, which has the same variety of question formats as the progress tests (e.g., multiple choice, filling in blanks/punctuation, editing, constructing, and improving sentences) to assess student mastery of sentence level writing development from the unit.
  • The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions and the end-of-unit assessment handout for students to write their answers on.

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