Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

    Language Arts - Grade 10

    Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 10 English
    Language eTAP Lesson
    Language variation and change
    Understand that Standard Australian English in its spoken and written forms has a history of evolution and change and continues to evolve
    Etymology and Origins of Words
    Language for interaction
    Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people
    Understand that people’s evaluations of texts are influenced by their value systems, the context and the purpose and mode of communication
    Use Information from Multiple Sources and Integrate Quotations and Citations
    Text structure and organisation
    Compare the purposes, text structures and language features of traditional and contemporary texts in different media
    Structure and Format of Functional Documents
    Understand how paragraphs and images can be arranged for different purposes, audiences, perspectives and stylistic effects
    Essay Structure
    Understand conventions for citing others, and how to reference these in different ways
    Prepare Bibliography Reference Materials
    Expressing and developing ideas
    Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of sentence and clause structures as authors design and craft texts
    Revise Text to Highlight the Individual Voice, Improve Sentence Variety and Style
    Analyse how higher order concepts are developed in complex texts through language features including nominalisation, clause combinations, technicality and abstraction
    Write Technical Documents
    Evaluate the impact on audiences of different choices in the representation of still and moving images
    Audience Analysis
    Refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning, with deliberate attention to the effect on audiences
    Understand how to use knowledge of the spelling system to spell unusual and technical words accurately, for example those based on uncommon Greek and Latin roots
    Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon Roots and Affixes
    Literature eTAP Lesson
    Literature and context
    Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts
    Connection Between Themes and Historical Periods
    Responding to literature
    Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature
    Analyse and explain how text structures, language features and visual features of texts and the context in which texts are experienced may influence audience response
    Philosophical Approach -RECOMENDED READING GRADE 10
    Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts
    Examining literature
    Identify, explain and discuss how narrative viewpoint, structure, characterisation and devices including analogy and satire shape different interpretations and responses to a text
    Literary Devices
    Compare and evaluate how ‘voice’ as a literary device can be used in a range of different types of texts such as poetry to evoke particular emotional responses
    Responding to literature
    Analyse and evaluate text structures and language features of literary texts and make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts
    Evaluating Information
    Creating literature
    Create literary texts that reflect an emerging sense of personal style and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts
    Write Expository Compositions
    Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structures and features for a specific purpose and intended audience
    Active Voice

    Appropriate Manuscript Requirements
    Create imaginative texts that make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts
    Literacy eTAP Lesson
    Texts in context
    Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices
    Interacting with others
    Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage
    Informative and Explanatory Texts
    Use organisation patterns, voice and language conventions to present a point of view on a subject, speaking clearly, coherently and with effect, using logic, imagery and rhetorical devices to engage audiences
    Features and Rhetorical Devices of Public Documents
    Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to influence a course of action
    Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
    Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences
    Analyze the Type of Arguments the Speaker Uses
    Choose a reading technique and reading path appropriate for the type of text, to retrieve and connect ideas within and between texts
    Use comprehension strategies to compare and contrast information within and between texts, identifying and analysing embedded perspectives, and evaluating supporting evidence
    Evaluate Claims and Present Arguments
    Creating texts
    Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues
    Deliver Multimedia Presentations
    Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects
    Demonstrate the Understanding of Proper English Usage and Grammar
    Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user
    Create Word Processed Documents

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