Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)

Unit 1: Narrative - 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:
  • 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
  • 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 students' learning of the material covered and pinpoint areas that require additional instruction.
  • The Student Workbook contains the progress tests.
End-of-Unit Assessment
  • The end-of-unit assessment is given in Week 7. It contributes 60 per cent of the total grade.
  • Each unit’s success criteria is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook.

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