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Year 5 English


Year Level Description

Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, reviews, explanations and discussions. They plan, compose, revise and edit their writing with a clear sense of audience.

They are introduced to language features include complex sentences, unfamiliar technical vocabulary, figurative language, and information presented in various types of graphics. When writing, they demonstrate understanding of grammar select specific vocabulary and use accurate spelling and punctuation, editing their work to provide structure and meaning.

They analyse and explain literal and implied information from a variety of texts. They describe how events, characters and settings in texts are depicted and explain their own responses to them. They construct interpretive responses by referring to the text and their own knowledge and experiences. They explain some of the values and attitudes that influence texts in a variety of literary forums. 
They develop and explain a point of view about a text, selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources. They understand how language features, images and vocabulary influence interpretations of characters, settings and events.

Students create sequenced texts for different purposes and audiences. They make presentations and contribute actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives.

Achievement Standard


  • Responds to reading a variety of texts that reveal literal levels of understanding.
  • Responds to reading a variety of texts that reveal inferential levels of understanding.
  • Responds to reading a variety of texts that reveal evaluative levels of understanding.
  • Analyses and evaluates similarities and differences in texts.
  • Summarises information from several sources.
  • Uses research skills e.g. identifying research purpose, locating texts, gathering and organising information, evaluating its relative value and accuracy.
  • Describes how events, characters and settings in texts are depicted and explains their own responses to them.

Speaking and Listening

  • Listens actively and critically to others.
  • Considers and contributes a range of perspectives during group discussions.
  • Creates oral presentations for different purposes and audiences.


  • Writes using settings or characters that draw on texts read in class and their personal experiences.
  • Uses precise vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning and uses words that have different meanings in different contexts.
  • Uses context to correctly write uncommon homophones e.g. serial/cereal, sheer/shear.
  • Uses strategies for spelling words including rules, knowledge of morphemic word families, spelling generalisations and letter combination.
  • Edits for flow and sense, organisation of ideas and choice of language.
  • Adds a range of adjectives and adverbs to enhance persuasion or description.