Oz-e-English Writing (History)  

Unit 1: Narrative – Year 6


Unit 1: Narrative – Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian 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 influence 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 purposes 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). 

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.

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. 


Oz-e-English Writing (History)  

Unit 1: Narrative - Year 6

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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 students' learning of the material covered and 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. It contributes 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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