Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Language Arts - Grade 6

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 6 English
Language eTAP Lesson
Language variation and change
Understand that different social and geographical dialects or accents are used in Australia in addition to Standard Australian English .
Language for interaction
Understand that strategies for interaction become more complex and demanding as levels of formality and social distance increase.
Context Clues

Multiple Meanings of Words
Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias.
Text structure and organisation
Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects.
Plot Structure and Point of View
Understand that cohesive links can be made in texts by omitting or replacing words.
Understand the uses of commas to separate clauses.
Mechanics of Writing
Expressing and developing ideas
Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas.
Figurative and Metaphorical Use of Words
Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases.

Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts.
Structure of Informational Materials
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion.
Phonics and word knowledge
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words including technical words.
Roots and Affixes


Word Origins
Understand how to use phonic knowledge and accumulated understandings about blending, letter-sound relationships, common and uncommon letter patterns and phonic generalisations to read and write increasingly complex words.
Idioms, Analogies, Metaphors and Similes

Consonant Blends
Literature eTAP Lesson
Literature and context
Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts.
Responding to literature
Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots.
Elements of Plot

Recurring Themes
Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts.
Examining literature
Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style.
Point of View
Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse .
Literary Genres
Creating literature
Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative ways.
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice.
Figurative and Metaphorical Use of Words
Literacy eTAP Lesson
Texts in context
Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches
Context Clues

Words in Context
Interacting with others
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions.
Informative Presentations

Persuasive Presentations
Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience .
Narrative Presentations

Tone, Mood, and Emotion
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis.
Oral Responses to Literature

Verbal Cues, Facial Expressions & Gestures
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text.
Plot Structure and Point of View
Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings.
Literary Devices

Reference Materials

Research Reports
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts .
Media 3
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers.
Clarify Spoken Ideas
Creating texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience .

Expository Compositions

Research Reports
Creating literature
Re-read and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices.
Edit Written Manuscript
Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose.
Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts.

Social Studies - Grade 6

Inquiry and skills eTAP Lesson
Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships