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Year 5 English

English

Year Level Objectives

Year 5 students communicate with peers and teachers from other classes and schools, community members, individuals and groups, in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments.

Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret and evaluate spoken, written and multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade. These include various types of media texts including newspapers, film and digital texts, junior and early adolescent novels, poetry, non-fiction, and dramatic performances.

Literary texts that support and extend students in Year 5 as independent readers describe complex sequences, a range of non-stereotypical characters and elaborated events including flashbacks and shifts in time. These texts explore themes of interpersonal relationships and ethical dilemmas within real-world and fantasy settings. Informative texts supply technical and content information about a wide range of topics of interest, as well as topics being studied in other areas of the curriculum. Text structures include chapters, headings and subheadings, tables of contents, indexes and glossaries. Language features include complex sentences, unfamiliar technical vocabulary, figurative language and information presented in various types of graphics.

Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, reviews, explanations and discussions.

Achievement Standard

Reading and Viewing

  • Explains how text structures assist in understanding the text.
  • Understands how language features, images and vocabulary influence interpretations of characters, settings and events.
  • Analyses and explains literal and implied information from a variety of texts.
  • Describes how events, characters and settings in texts are depicted and explain their own responses to them.

Speaking and Listening

  • Listens and asks questions to clarify content.
  • Uses language features to show how ideas can be extended.
  • Develops and explains a point of view about a text selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources.
  • Creates a variety of sequenced texts for different purposes and audiences.
  • Makes presentations and contributes actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives.

Writing

  • Uses language features to show how ideas can be extended.
  • Develops and explains a point of view about a text.
  • Creates a variety of sequenced texts for different purposes and audiences.
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammar, selects specific vocabulary and uses accurate spelling and punctuation, editing their work to provide structure and meaning.