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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 2 - Objective B Writing and representing 2


A student:

  • EN2-7B

    identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • understand how a range of language features can shape readers' and viewers' understanding of subject matter
  • describe how audience and purpose impact on language forms and features in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts
  • examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful (ACELA1477) CCT
  • use images in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to enhance meaning
  • understand how audience and purpose influence the choice of vocabulary
  • discuss how texts, including their own, are adjusted to appeal to different audiences, how texts develop the subject matter and how they serve a wide variety of purposes
  • express a point of view for a particular purpose in writing, with supporting arguments
  • make constructive statements that agree/disagree with an issue EUPSC
  • compare and review written and visual texts for different purposes and audiences

ESL scales links to the English syllabus

The level on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome is Writing level 5.

An EAL student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing strand from Beginning level 1 to level 5. 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 within the Communication ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes B1.5, B2.5, B3.5, 1.9, 2.9, 3.9, 4.9, 5.9.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN2-7B the sub-elements (and levels) of Understanding texts (UnT6–Unt7) and Creating texts (CrT7–CrT8) 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.