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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 5 - Objective B Outcome 4


A student:

  • EN5-4B

    effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

Related Life Skills outcome: ENLS-11B

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • appreciate and value the ways language concepts, ideas and information can be shaped and transformed for new and different contexts
  • analyse texts from familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and discuss and evaluate their content and the appeal of an individual author's literary style (ACELT1636) CCT
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • apply existing knowledge, skills and understanding about language to access and express increasingly complex information and ideas for new purposesaudiences and contexts
  • evaluate how particular forms and features of language and structures of texts can be adapted, synthesised and transformed for new and different purposes, audiences and contexts
  • examine and evaluate the cohesion of syntax and content in familiar and unfamiliar texts
  • experiment with the ways that language features, image and sound can be adapted in literary texts, for example the effects of stereotypical characters and settings, the playfulness of humour and pun and the use of hyperlink (ACELT1638) CCT
  • investigate and experiment with the use and effect of extended metaphor, metonymy, allegory, iconsmyths and symbolism in texts, for example poetry, short films, graphic novels, and plays on similar themes (ACELT1637) CCT
  • creatively adapt texts into different forms, structures, modes and media for different purposes, audiences and contexts and explain the differences emerging as a result of such adaptations CCT
  • creatively transform a range of different types of texts, including their own, into new imaginative texts, experimenting with patterns, representationsintertextuality and appropriations CCT
  • use prediction, speculation, hypothesis and paraphrasing as strategies for accessing complex types of texts with unfamiliar ideas or structures
  • locate, select, synthesise and creatively use information, ideas and arguments from texts to compose new texts CCT
  • recognise different uses of visual texts, media and multimedia, including the internet, eg browsing the web to locate information, using the internet to communicate socially or professionally, watching a documentary to gain knowledge and/or pleasure

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 Communication and Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organisers. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1; Reading and Responding: 4.5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.6, 6.5, 6.6, 7.5, 7.6; Writing: 4.9, 4.10, 5.9, 5.10, 6.9, 6.10, 7.9, 7.10.

National Literacy Learning Progression links to this English outcome

When working towards achieving the outcome EN5-4B the sub-elements (and levels) of Interacting (InT7), Understanding texts (UnT10–UnT11) and Creating texts (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.