Oz-e-English Writing (Creative) Years 5–6

Unit 1: Narrative - Year 6
Unit 1: Narrative – Year 6 is an English language strand unit for Year 6 students.
It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:
  • Explain how texts across the curriculum are typically organised into characteristic stages and phases depending on purposes, recognising how authors often adapt text structures and language features AC9E6LA03
  • Understand how embedded clauses can expand the variety of complex sentences to elaborate, extend and explain ideas AC9E6LA05
  • Identify authors’ use of vivid, emotive vocabulary, such as metaphors, similes, personification, idioms, imagery and hyperbole AC9E6LA08
  • Responses to characters and events in literary texts drawn from historical, social or cultural contexts by First Nations Australians, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors AC9E6LE01
  • Explain the way authors use sound and imagery to create meaning and effect in poetry AC9E6LE04
  • 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
  • Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text and engage and influence audiences. AC9E6LY03
  • Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts whose purposes 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
Note: This unit is currently under development. 
Success criteria
  • Investigate the structure of a narrative through exemplar texts.
  • Use exemplar texts to guide the joint construction of new texts. 
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. 
End-of-Unit Assessment
  • In Week 7, the end-of-unit assessment is given. It contributes 60 per cent of the total grade. Each unit success criterion is addressed by this assessment.

Lesson objective

Success criteria

I do

We do

You do

Edit: peer feedback

Effective feedback


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