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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 2 - Objective A Writing and representing 1


A student:

  • EN2-2A

    plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • identify key elements of planning, composing, reviewing and publishing in order to meet the demands of composing texts on a particular topic for a range of purposes and audiences WE
  • experiment and share aspects of composing that enhance learning and enjoyment
  • discuss issues related to the responsible use of digital communication ICTEU
  • plan, compose and review imaginative and persuasive texts
  • discuss aspects of planning prior to writing, eg knowledge of topic, specific vocabulary and language features
  • plan and organise ideas using headings, graphic organisers, questions and mind maps
  • create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students' own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle (ACELT1601, ACELT1794) IUCCTPSCICT
  • create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791)
  • experiment with visual, multimodal and digital processes to represent ideas encountered in texts ICT
  • identify elements of their writing that need improvement and review using feedback from teacher and peers
  • reread and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuation (ACELY1683) ICT
  • reread and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structure (ACELY1695)

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 and Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organisers. See ESL scales outcomes B1.5, B1.6, B2.5, B2.6, B3.5, B3.6, 1.9, 1.10, 2.9, 2.10, 3.9, 3.10, 4.9, 4.10, 5.9, 5.10.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN2-2A the sub-elements (and levels) of Understanding texts (UnT6–UnT7), Creating texts (CrT5–CrT8), Grammar (GrA4), Punctuation (PuN4–PuN5), Spelling (SpG8–SpG9) and Handwriting and keyboarding (HWK6–HwK7) 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.