Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Language Arts - Grade 9

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 9 English
Language eTAP Lesson
Language variation and change
Understand that Standard Australian English is a living language within which the creation and loss of words and the evolution of usage is ongoing.
Etymology and Origins of Words

Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon Roots and Affixes
Language for interaction
Understand that roles and relationships are developed and challenged through language and interpersonal skills.
Form Judgments About the Ideas Under Discussion
Investigate how evaluation can be expressed directly and indirectly using devices, for example allusion, evocative vocabulary and metaphor.
Deliver Reflective Presentations
Text structure and organisation
Understand that authors innovate with text structures and language for specific purposes and effects.
Essay Structure

Structure and Format of Functional Documents
Compare and contrast the use of cohesive devices in texts, focusing on how they serve to signpost ideas, to make connections and to build semantic associations between ideas.
Informative and Explanatory Texts
Understand how punctuation is used along with layout and font variations in constructing texts for different audiences and purposes.
Expressing and developing ideas
Explain how authors creatively use the structures of sentences and clauses for particular effects.
Identify Correctly Used Clauses
Understand how certain abstract nouns can be used to summarise preceding or subsequent stretches of text.
Understand Sentence Construction

Revise Text to Highlight the Individual Voice, Improve Sentence Variety and Style
Analyse and explain the use of symbols, icons and myth in still and moving images and how these augment meaning
How Language and Delivery Affect the Mood and Tone of Oral Communication
Identify how vocabulary choices contribute to specificity, abstraction and stylistic effectiveness.
Deliver Expository Presentations
Understand how spelling is used creatively in texts for particular effects, for example characterisation and humour and to represent accents and styles of speech.
The Clarity, Quality, Effectiveness, and General Coherence of the Speaker’s Points
Literature eTAP Lesson
Literature and context
Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts.
Characters Traits
Responding to literature
Present an argument about a literary text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text.
How to Present a Clear Thesis Statement
Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to context.
Evaluation of Aesthetic Qualities
Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts.
Audience Analysis
Examining literature
Analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author’s literary style.
Analyze Historically Significant Speeches
Investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor, metonymy, allegory, icons, myths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes.
Ambiguities, Subtleties, Ironies
Analyse text structures and language features of literary texts, and make relevant comparisons with other texts.
Literary Devices
Creating literature
Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation .
Literal and Figurative Meaning of Words
Experiment with the ways that language features, image and sound can be adapted in literary texts, for example the effects of stereotypical characters and settings, the playfulness of humour and pun and the use of hyperlink.
Describe the Functions of Soliloquies, Asides
Literacy eTAP Lesson
Texts in context
Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts.
Using Context
Interacting with others
Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways .
Respond to Persuasive Messages
Use interaction skills to present and discuss an idea and to influence and engage an audience by selecting persuasive language, varying voice tone, pitch, and pace, and using elements such as music and sound effects.
Collaborate to Evaluate Presentations
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts.
Analyze and Summarize Texts
Apply an expanding vocabulary to read increasingly complex texts with fluency and comprehension.
Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Meanings
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse texts, comparing and evaluating representations of an event, issue, situation or character in different texts.
Analyze Themes and Literary Elements
Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts.
Elements of Structure and Style
Creating texts
Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features.
Write Persuasive Compositions

Argument and Persuasion
Review and edit students’ own and others’ texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features
Revise Writing to Improve the Logic and Coherence
Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts
Production and Distribution of Writing