3–6 multi-age units – Year A

Teachers of multi-age classes have the flexibility to select the Year A units below, or the Year B sample units to reflect their cycle of programming.

These units are cumulative and designed to be taught in numerical order. A suggested term-by-term approach, aligned with the department’s scope and sequence is outlined below, including the mentor textual concept and unit description.

Syllabus

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from English K–10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2023.

Unit 1 – Narrative

Students will explore how narratives set up expectations for the reader using predictable structure and familiar characters and situations. They will analyse excerpts of the mentor text and use as the basis for their own innovation. Students will also plan, draft and revise a narrative sequel using an orientation, complication, resolution structure.

3–6 multi-age Year A – Unit 1 Narrative (DOCX 2.6 MB)

Unit 2 – Argument and authority

Students will gain greater understanding of the textual concepts of argument and authority, and genre. Through the study of the mentor text and supporting digital texts, students will recognise that an argument can be presented as a single perspective and understand the difference between authority and authorship. Students will analyse digital texts to locate and retrieve relevant information to plan, revise, edit and publish a persuasive multimodal national park brochure.

3–6 multi-age Year A – Unit 2 Argument and authority (DOCX 3.4 MB)

Sample units will be released periodically throughout 2023 and 2024.

Sample units will be released periodically throughout 2023 and 2024.

Sample units will be released periodically throughout 2023 and 2024.

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