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NSW Syllabuses

English K–10 - Stage 5 - Objective D Outcome 7


A student:

  • EN5-7D

    understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

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

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • explore and reflect on their own values in relation to the values expressed and explored in texts DD
  • reflect on personal experience and broadening views of the world by responding to the ideas and arguments of others with increasingly complex ideas and arguments of their own CCTPSC
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • evaluate the ways personal perspective and language choices affect meaning and can be shaped by social, cultural and historical influences
  • understand that people's evaluations of texts are influenced by their value systems, the context and the purpose and mode of communication (ACELA1565) CCTEU
  • explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635) IUPSCCCT
  • evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812) CCTEU
  • analyse the ways in which creative and imaginative texts can explore human experience, universal themes and social contexts CCT
  • use and analyse increasingly complex language features to present a viewpoint on issues such as environmental and social sustainability SECCT
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • explore and analyse ethical positions on a current issue, including the values and/or principles involved, in digital communication forums CCTEUICT
  • respond to and compose sustained imaginative, creative and critical texts that represent aspects of their expanding personal and public worlds, for a wide range of purposes, including for enjoyment and 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 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 EN5-7D the sub-elements (and levels) of Listening (LiS8), Interacting (InT7), Speaking (SpK8), 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.