Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Language Arts - Grade 4

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 4 English
Language eTAP Lesson
Language variation and change
Understand that Standard Australian English is one of many social dialects used in Australia, and that while it originated in England it has been influenced by many other languages
Language for interaction
Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others for example when exploring and clarifying the ideas of others, summarising their own views and reporting them to a larger group
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording
Text structure and organisation
Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience
Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives
Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech
Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout
Expressing and developing ideas
Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases
Investigate how quoted (direct) and reported (indirect) speech work in different types of text
Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity
Explore the effect of choices when framing an image, placement of elements in the image, and salience on composition of still and moving images in a range of types of texts
Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research
Phonics and word knowledge
Understand how to use knowledge of letter patterns including double letters, spelling generalisations, morphemic word families, common prefixes and suffixes and word origins to spell more complex words
Read and write a large core of high frequency words including homophones and know how to use context to identify correct spelling
Understand how to use phonic knowledge to read and write multisyllabic words with more complex letter combinations, including a variety of vowel sounds and known prefixes and suffixes
Literature eTAP Lesson
Literature and context
Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships
Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view
Responding to literature
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts
Examining literature
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns
Creating literature
Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining
Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings
Literacy eTAP Lesson
Texts in context
Identify and explain language features of texts from earlier times and compare with the vocabulary, images, layout and content of contemporary texts
Interacting with others
Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and information
Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewing
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts
Creating texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features
Re-read and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structure
Write using clearly-formed joined letters, and develop increased fluency and automaticity
Use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements