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.
Unit 2 – Genre
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the textual concepts of genre, and perspective and context. They will apply their understanding of genre to group texts according to their purpose, subject matter, form, structure and language choices. Students will experiment with genre to create a variety of texts using their understanding of structure and language choices to suit a text's purpose.