Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Language Arts - Grade 5

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 5 English
Language eTAP Lesson
Language variation and change
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time.
Language for interaction
Understand that patterns of language interaction vary across social contexts and types of texts and that they help to signal social roles and relationships
Elements and Themes of Literature
Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view
Analogies, Metaphors, Similes, and Point of View
Text structure and organisation
Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality
Literary Genres
Understand that the starting point of a sentence gives prominence to the message in the text and allows for prediction of how the text will unfold
Understand how the grammatical category of possessives is signalled through apostrophes and how to use apostrophes with common and proper nouns
Grammar Conventions

Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling
Investigate how the organisation of texts into chapters, headings, subheadings, home pages and sub pages for online texts and according to chronology or topic can be used to predict content and assist navigation
Analyzing Texts
Expressing and developing ideas
Understand the difference between main and subordinate clauses and that a complex sentence involves at least one subordinate clause
Organization and Focus
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
Pronouns, Verbs, and Adjectives
Explain sequences of images in print texts and compare these to the ways hyperlinked digital texts are organised, explaining their effect on viewers’ interpretations
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts
Unknown and Multiple-Meaning Words
Phonics and word knowledge
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words
Determine Meanings of Words
Explore less common plurals, and understand how a suffix changes the meaning or grammatical form of a word
Prefixes & Suffixes Gr 4
Literature eTAP Lesson
Literature and context
Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts
Responding to literature
Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others
Plot Structure and Point of View
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiences
Literary Devices
Examining literature
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responses
Character Traits
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes
Figurative Language and Word Relationships
Creating literature
Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors
Literary Devices
Literacy eTAP Lesson
Texts in context
Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to context
Plot Structure and Point of View
Interacting with others
Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences and present and justify a point of view
Discussing Ideas
Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes
Summarize Texts and Speaker Presentations
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements
Presenting Reports
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Main Idea and Key Details

Imaginative Forms of Literature
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources
Integrate Information
Creating texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience
Investigate and Research Topics
Re-read and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features
Edit and Revise
Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic
Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements