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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 4 - Activity 4

My Story, Your Story

Description of activity

Students research the contribution of an Aboriginal person to Australian society and write an imaginative biographical or autobiographical narrative to be included in a collection of narratives based on the lives of First Australian Heroes.


Students have explored Aboriginal narratives as part of the unit of work My Story, Your Story and have become aware of narrative as a key feature in the development of personal cultural identity. They have identified, explored and evaluated the use of narrative conventions in texts from different cultures and in different media. Students have critically analysed the context, purpose, values and attitudes, language forms and features, and structures of texts. They have produced a range of different types of writing and have an understanding of the purpose, language features and structures of writing for a specified audience.


EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • Compose an imaginative narrative about an Aboriginal person incorporating elements such as narrative voice, historical and cultural context
  • Demonstrate originality, imagination and ingenuity in content and language
  • Understand the relationship between audience, purpose, language choices and forms

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B
no samples
Grade CGrade D
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