Oz-e-English Writing (Economics & Business)

Unit 3: Informative - Year 6

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Unit 3: Informative – Year 6 is an English language strand unit for Year 6 students.  It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:
  • Publication.
  • Use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring, and questioning to build literal and inferred meaning, and to connect and compare content from a variety of sources (AC9E6LY05).
  • Use interaction skills and awareness of formality when paraphrasing, questioning, clarifying and interrogating ideas and developing and supporting arguments and sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (AC9E6LY02).
  • Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text, and engage and influence audiences (AC9E6LY03).

It also aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business Year Level Achievement Standards:

  • Influences on consumer choices and strategies that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (AC9HS6K08).
  • Present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas, findings and viewpoints from sources, and using relevant terms and conventions (AC9HS6S07).
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1-45, students will examine eight economics and business themes that are discussed in informative exemplar texts:
  • Supply and Demand
  • Inventions and Commodities
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
  • Companies
  • Competition
  • E-Commerce
  • Pricing Nature
  • Money

They will also recognise the graphic aspects, language, and structural components of instructive writings, and write educational texts on business and economics. 
Success Criteria
  • Identify key vocabulary from the text.
  • Identify the meaning of Economics and Business topics.
  • Understand the purpose of informative texts.
  • Identify the text features of informative texts.
  • Jointly plan information reports based on the exemplar texts.
  • Independently plan, write and edit informative texts.
  • Create a product and a marketing campaign. 
Progress Tests
  • A total of four progress tests worth a combined 40 per cent (20 per cent Writing – 20 per cent Economics and Business) of the final grade are conducted in Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 9. 
  • Progress tests enable teachers to keep track of their students' learning of the material covered and pinpoint areas that require additional instruction. The Student Workbook contains progress tests.

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • The end-of-unit assessment is given in Week 7, which contributes 60 per cent (30 per cent Informative Writing and 30 per cent Economics and Business) of the total grade. 
  • The assessment covers five consecutive tasks covering five Economics and Business topics supported by five Power Points. Each unit success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook. 

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