Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)

Unit 3: Informative - Year 5

Oz-e-English: Writing (Language) Year 5 is an English unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Language Content Strands:

Text Structure and Organisation
  • Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic, as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504).  
  • Understand how the grammatical category of possessives is signalled through apostrophes and how to use apostrophes with common and proper nouns (ACELA1506).

Expressing and Developing Ideas
  • Understand the difference between main and subordinate clauses and that a complex sentence involves at least one subordinate clause (ACELA1507). 
  • Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (ACELA1508). 
  • Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts (ACELA1512).

    Note: Information on this page is subject to change as this program is currently being updated to align with version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum. GGSA will release an updated version in early 2023.    
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:

Examine the text structure and language features of informative texts in the learning area of business and economics.

Examine eight economics and business themes that are discussed in informative exemplar texts: 
  • Sharing in economics
  • Bartering as a transaction
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurs
  • Markets in economics
  • What are resources?
  • Production: making things to sell
  • Choosing needs and wants in economics
  • Labour and wages in economics.

Analyse the text structure, ideas, synthesis of information and language aspects of informative materials related to the study of business and economics.

Analyse and construct sentence and paragraph structure within informative texts.
Success Criteria  
  • Identify the structure of an information report.
  • Identify the meaning of topics about economics and business.
  • Identify and write informative sentences and express information about an idea.
  • Identify and write ideas that link to inform paragraphs.
  • Jointly construct informative sentences and paragraphs that present ideas about economics and business.
  • Plan, draft, write and edit an information report in the generic structure.  
Progress Tests
  • A total of four progress tests worth a combined 40 per cent 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
  • In Week 7, the end-of-unit assessment is given, and it contributes to 60 per cent of the total grade. 
  • Each unit’s success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook. 

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