English – 3–6 multi-age Year B – units

Teachers of multi-age classes have the flexibility to select the Year B sample units below, or the Year A 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 the textual concepts of narrative and characterisation. They will consider how the mentor text sets up expectations and then diverts from expectations to suit the author’s purpose and audience. Students will analyse the creation of characters and how characterisation can be used to drive the plot. They will write a narrative providing details about setting, characters, and actions.

3–6 multi-age Year B – Unit 1 Narrative (DOCX 2.4 MB)

Unit 2 – Argument and authority

Students will develop their understanding of argument and authority and genre through a deep text analysis. Students will learn that an author’s perspective is highlighted by the points of view that they present within a text, while also considering the credibility of sources of information. They will draft, revise, edit and publish a multimodal persuasive text that includes persuasive and rhetorical devices, arguing the existence or non-existence of an elusive creature people have reported to have encountered.

3–6 multi-age – Unit 2 – Argument and authority (DOCX 4 MB)

Unit 3 – Genre

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the textual concepts of genre and perspective and context. Students will apply their understanding of genre to analyse texts and identify their purpose, subject matter, form, structure and language choices. Students will experiment with creating a variety of texts using their understanding of structure and language choices to suit a text’s purpose.

3–6 multi-age Year B – Unit 3 Genre (DOCX 9.2 MB)

Unit 4 – Imagery, symbol and connotation

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the textual concepts of imagery, symbol and connotation and narrative. Students will explore how authors use imagery and symbols in literature and identify how figurative language can influence meaning. Poetry is also a focus for this unit. Students will deepen their understanding of imagery, symbol and connotation as they analyse language features in spoken texts and use figurative language to compose a poem that they will recite.

3–6 multi-age Year B – Unit 4 Imagery, symbol and connotation (DOCX 8.1 MB)

Sample units will be released periodically throughout 2023 and 2024.

Sample units will be released periodically throughout 2023 and 2024.

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