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 - RECOMENDED READING GRADE 5
    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

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