Oz-e-English Writing (Economics & Business) Years 5–6

Unit 3: Informative – Year 5
Unit 3: Informative – Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:

  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704).
  • Re-read and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features (ACELY1705).

It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business Year Level Achievement Standards:

  • The difference between needs and wants and why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used (ACHASSK119).
  • Types of resources (natural, human) and the ways societies use them to satisfy the needs and wants of present and future generations (ACHASSK120).

Note: The content on this page is subject to change as this program is being updated to comply with Australian Curriculum version 9.0, so it may change at any time. In the first quarter of 2023, GGSA will issue an updated version.
Success criteria
  • Identify the structure of an information report.
  • Identify the meaning of topics about economics and business.
  • Identify and write informative sentences and express information about an idea.
  • Identify and write ideas that link to inform paragraphs.
  • Jointly construct informative sentences and paragraphs that present ideas about economics and business.
  • Plan, draft, write and edit an information report in the generic structure.
Learning objectives

In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:

  • Examine the text structure and language features of informative texts in the learning area of Business and Economics.
  • Examine eight economics and business themes that are discussed in informative exemplar texts:

     - Sharing in Economics

     - Bartering as a Transaction

     - Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

     - Markets in Economics

     - What are Resources?

     - Production: Making Things to Sell

     - Choosing Needs and Wants in Economics

     - Labour and Wages in Economics.

  • Analyse the text structure, ideas, synthesis of information and language aspects of informative materials related to the study of business and economics.
  • Analyse and construct sentence and paragraph structure within informative texts.

Progress Tests

A total of four Progress Tests worth a combined 40 per cent of the final grade are conducted in Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 9. Progress Tests enable teachers to keep track of their students' learning of the material covered and to pinpoint areas that require additional instruction. The Student Workbook contains Progress Tests.

End-of-Unit Assessment  

In Week 7, the End-of-Unit Assessment is given, and it contributes to 60 per cent of the total grade. Each unit’s success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook.

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