Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)
Unit 4: 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:
- 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).
- 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.
In Lessons 1 to 9, students learn to:
- write, edit and improve sentences about a subject’s actions (past tense)
- write, edit and improve a sentence that sets the scene of a historical recount (personification)
- write, edit and improve sentence that sets the scene of a historical recount (metaphors)
- write, edit and improve sentences that set the scene of a historical recount (adverbial phrases)
- write, edit and improve sentences that set the scene of a historical recount (idioms)
- write, edit and improve sentences that set the scene of a historical recount (imagery)
- write, edit and improve sentences that set the scene of a historical recount (imagery).
- Use language features to show how ideas can be extended.
- Develop and explain a point of view about a text, selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources.
- Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts for different purposes and audiences.
- Make presentations that include multimodal elements for defined purposes.
- Contribute actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives.
- Demonstrate understanding of grammar using a variety of sentence types when writing.
- Select specific vocabulary and use accurate spelling and punctuation.
- Edit their work for cohesive structure and meaning.
- Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They all teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and to identify where reteaching is needed.
- The Teaching Guide contains progress test script and there is a handout for students to write their answers on.
- In Week 10, the end-of-unit assessment is given, 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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