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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 4 - Objective D Outcome 7


A student:

  • EN4-7D

    demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it

Related Life Skills outcomes: ENLS-14D, ENLS-15D

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • explore and analyse the ways in which personal experiences and perspectives shape their responses to texts
  • draw on experience to consider the ways the 'real world' is represented in the imaginary worlds of texts, including imaginative literature, film, media and multimedia texts CCT
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • compare and contrast texts that present alternative views of their own world CCTDD
  • explain and justify personal empathy, sympathy and antipathy towards characters, situations and concerns depicted in texts CCTPSCEU
  • analyse the ways that language features such as modality are used to represent individual, shared or disparate views of the world IU
  • analyse how combinations of words, sound and images can create particular perspectives of the same event or issue such as environmental sustainability ICTSE
  • analyse and understand the ways techniques of representation in multimodal texts are used to present alternative views of the world, people, places and events CCT
  • respond to and compose sustained texts in an increasingly wide range of forms that reflect their broadening world and their relationships within it
  • explore the ways 'story' shapes their experience of and responses to a range of texts, including film and multimedia CCT

ESL scales links to the English syllabus

The levels on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome are Writing level 7, Reading and Responding level 7 and Oral Interaction level 8.

An EAL student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing and Reading and Responding strands from Beginning level 1 to level 7 and Oral Interaction strand from level 1 to level 8. Teachers plan a learning pathway for EAL students using the ESL scales outcomes and pointers. Teachers assess EAL students' current level of English on the ESL scales then plan teaching and learning activities to scaffold learning for students working towards the achievement of English syllabus outcomes.

For EAL students to achieve this English syllabus outcome the teaching focus and pathway of learning will be mainly within the Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2; Reading and Responding: 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 7.6; Writing: 4.10, 5.10, 6.10, 7.10.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN4-7D the sub-elements (and levels) of Listening (LiS8), Interacting (InT7), Understanding texts (UnT10–Unt11) and Creating texts (CrT10–CrT11) describe observable behaviours that can assist teachers in making evidence-based decisions about student development and future learning.

The progression sub-elements and indicators can be viewed by accessing the National Literacy Learning Progression.