Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)
Unit 2: Persuasive - Year 4
Oz-e-English: Writing (Language) Year 4 is an English unit for Year 4 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Language Content Strands:Text Structure and Organization
- Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience (ACELA1490).
- Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices, including pronoun reference and text connectives (ACELA1491).
- Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech (ACELA1492).
Expressing and Developing Ideas
- Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases (ACELA1493).
- Investigate how quoted (direct) and reported (indirect) speech work in different types of text (ACELA1494).
- Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity (ACELA1495).
- Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts, including vocabulary encountered in research (ACELA1498).
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.
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn to:
- write, edit and improve sentences that introduce a persuasive text
- write, edit and improve sentences that support an argument (text connectives)
- write, edit and improve sentences that do not support an argument (text connectives)
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide reasons for an opinion (subordinating conjunctions)
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide reasons against an opinion (subordinating conjunctions)
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide an example for and against an opinion (subordinating conjunctions)
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide examples for and against an opinion (lists)
- write, edit and improve rhetorical questions (word contractions)
- write, edit and improve sentences that restate an opinion.
- Use language features to create coherence and add detail to their texts.
- Understand how to express an opinion based on information in a text.
- Create texts that show understanding of how images and detail can be used to extend key ideas.
- Create structured texts to explain ideas for different audiences.
- Make presentations and contribute actively to class and group discussions, varying language according to context.
- Demonstrate understanding of grammar, select vocabulary from a range of resources and use accurate spelling and punctuation, re-reading and editing their work to improve meaning.
- 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.
- 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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