Oz-e-English Writing (Creative) Years 5-6

Unit 1: Narrative - Year 5

Unit 1: Narrative – Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australia Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards: 
  • Describe how spoken, written and multimodal texts use language features that are typically organised into characteristic stages and phases, depending on purposes in texts (AC9E5LA03).
  • Understand how noun groups can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of a person, place, thing or idea (AC9E5LA06).
  • Present an opinion on a literary text using specific terms about literary devices, text structures and language features, and reflect on the viewpoints of others (AC9E5LE02).
  • Recognise that the point of view in a literary text influences how readers interpret and respond to events and characters (AC9E5LE03).
  • Create and edit literary texts, experimenting with figurative language, storylines, characters and settings from texts students have experienced (AC9E5LE05).
  • Use interaction skills and awareness of formality when paraphrasing, questioning, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, and sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (AC9E6LY02).
  • Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts whose purpose may be imaginative, informative and persuasive using paragraphs, a variety of complex sentences, expanded verb groups, tense, topic-specific and vivid vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and visual features (AC9E6LY06).

Learning objectives

In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:
  • Use the stimulus text to investigate the structure of narrative texts.
  • Write narrative texts.
  • Examine the format of a narrative using examples from literature with the theme of action.
  • Learn how to recognise the crucial components of a narrative and apply this understanding to their own narrative writings.
  • Create new texts together and follow the example texts' building instructions.
  • Use a handheld camera as a metaphor to recognise the changing scenes that make up the narrative.
  • Use the metaphor of a drone to recognise the changing scenes that comprise the narrative.

Success criteria

  • Determine the general framework and constituent parts of a narrative.
  • Enhance the exemplar text using ARMS.
  • Plan the aspects of an action narrative using the anchor chart.
  • Create an action story using the anchor chart.


Progress test
  • Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They allow teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and to identify where reteaching is needed.
  • The Teaching Guide contains the progress test script and there is a handout for students to write their answers on.
End-of-unit assessment
  • Week 10 is the end-of-unit assessment, which has the same variety of question formats as the progress tests (e.g., multiple choice, filling in blanks/punctuation, editing, constructing, and improving sentences) to assess student mastery of sentence level writing development from the unit.

  • The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions and the end-of-unit assessment handout for students to write their answers on.

Lesson objective

Success criteria

I do

We do

You do

Edit: peer feedback

Effective feedback


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