Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Language Arts - Grade 2

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 2 English
Language eTAP Lesson
Language variation and change
Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background
Language for interaction
Understand that language varies when people take on different roles in social and classroom interactions and how the use of key interpersonal language resources varies depending on context
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things
Text structure and organisation
Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose
Understand how texts are made cohesive through language features, including word associations, synonyms, and antonyms
Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in lists
Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams, for example timelines
Expressing and developing ideas
Understand that simple connections can be made between ideas by using a compound sentence with two or more clauses usually linked by a coordinating conjunction
Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectives
Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying words
Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpos
Phonics and word knowledge
Orally manipulate more complex sounds in spoken words through knowledge of blending and segmenting sounds, phoneme deletion and substitution in combination with use of letters in reading and writing
Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound words
Build morphemic word families using knowledge of prefixes and suffixes
Use knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes to read and write high-frequency words and words whose spelling is not predictable from their sounds
Use most letter-sound matches including vowel digraphs, less common long vowel patterns, letter clusters and silent letters when reading and writing words of one or more syllable
Understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinations
Literature eTAP Lesson
Literature and context
Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created
Responding to literature
Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts
Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences
Examining literature
Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs
Creating literature
Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts
Innovate on familiar texts by experimenting with character, setting or plot
Literacy eTAP Lesson
Texts in context
Discuss different texts on a similar topic, identifying similarities and differences between the texts
Interacting with others
Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others' ideas in discussions
Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately
Rehearse and deliver short presentations on familiar and new topics
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts
Read less predictable texts with phrasing and fluency by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies, for example monitoring meaning, predicting, rereading and self-correcting
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures
Creating texts
Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose
Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure
Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case letters
Construct texts featuring print, visual and audio elements using software, including word processing programs