Oz-e-English Writing

Unit 2 Persuasive (Civics)

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Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions

Oz-e-English Writing Unit 2 Persuasive (Civics) is a English writing unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Content Description:  

  • Identify the numerous ways in which noun groups and adjective groups and phrases can be expanded to give a more thorough description of a person, place, thing, or idea (ACELA1508). 
  • Create and publish creative, persuasive, and informative print and multimodal writings, selecting text structures, linguistic elements, images, and sound that are appropriate for the purpose and audience (ACELY1704). 
  • Understand that a complex sentence contains at least one subordinate clause, as well as the distinction between main and subordinate clauses (ACELA1507). 
  • Be aware that vocabulary can be used to convey meaning more precisely and that different circumstances can give words varied meanings (ACELA1512). 
  • Recognise how to spell innovative words by applying your understanding of existing words, base words, prefixes, suffixes, word origins, letter patterns, and generalisations about spelling (ACELA1513). 
  • Examine unusual plurals and learn how a word’s meaning or grammatical structure can be altered by a suffix (ACELA1514). 
  • Reread and edit the work of the student and others using established standards for the language and text structures (ACELY1705).
Learning Objectives

In Weeks 1-9, students:

  • Examine the structure and cohesion of a persuasive text 
  • Read and create persuasive texts for different purposes audiences 
  • Read persuasive messages and create them for a variety of audiences and objectives 
  • Analyse how a text’s coherence and structure might make the message easier to comprehend 
  • Learn how to use noun groups, verb groups, and direct appeals to persuade an audience using language elements
Assessment

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 to 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 60 per cent to the total grade. Each unit’s success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook.

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Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions

Unit 2: Persuasive – Year 6 is an English language strand unit for Year 6 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:   

  • Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709). 
  • Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text (ACELY1711). 
  • Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713). 
  • Plan, draft and publish persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714). 
  • Re-read and edit students’ own and others work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices (ACELY1715). 

It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship Year Level Achievements Standards: 

  • The foundation of Australia’s democratic democracy on the Westminster system and its main institutions (ACHASSK143). 
  • The functions and accountability of Australia’s three tiers of government (ACHASSK144). 
  • The duties that voters and representatives have in Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK145). 
  • How new laws are created and where they can come from (ACHASSK146). 
  • The statutory rights and obligations of Australian citizens as well as the common values of citizenship in Australia (ACHASSK147). 
  • The duties that people may feel they have as engaged and educated global citizens extend beyond their own boundaries (ACHASSK148). 

Note: The content on this page is subject to change as this program is being updated to comply with Australian Curriculum version 9.0.

Learning Objectives

In Weeks 1-9, students:

  • Examine civics and citizenship subjects that are covered in exemplar texts. 
  • Where do Australians come from? 
  • Investigate topics of Civics presented in informative exemplars: 
  • Who are we? Bonding Identifies 
  • Our Ancestors 
  • Our Future Unborn 
  • A Fair Go 
  • Mateship 
  • How do we live together? 
  • Leadership 
  • Who are we? Bridging Identities 
  • Recognise the organisational principles of persuasive writings and transform informative text models into persuasive messages. 
  • Create convincing texts,express their viewpoints, and rely on both their prior knowledge and latest information
    Assessment

    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 to 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 60 per cent to the total grade. Each unit success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook.

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