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Exploring examples of Singlish (Singapore English) from a Singlish dictionary

Investigating borrowings from a range of languages into English, for example from French and Italian

Understanding that our use of language helps to create different identities, for example teenage groups and sportspeople have adopted particular words or ways of speaking

Identifying and evaluating examples of how rhetorical devices reveal the dark or serious aspects of a topic in ways that cause laughter or amusement, for example by making a statement but implying/meaning the opposite (irony); exaggerating or overstating something (hyperbole); imitating or sending up something (parody), and making something appear less serious than it really is (understatement)

Discussing how particular perspectives of the same event are portrayed through the combination of images and words in various media texts

Writing paragraphs of extended length that explain and substantiate a particular personal viewpoint

Interpreting complex sentence structures through reading aloud literary texts such as sonnets or plays

Creating dialogue in drama showing interruptions, asides and pauses for effect

Evaluating how speechmakers influence audiences though specific language features such as the use of embedded clauses to add information

Analysing formal and persuasive texts to identify and explain language choices such as nominalisation

Comprehending a series of static images and combinations of language and images in a picture book, for example title, setting, characters, actions, as well as technical elements including position, size, colour, angle, framing, point of view

Analysing the relationship between visual elements and text in non-fiction texts such as documentaries, television news, online newspapers and digital magazines

Experimenting with vocabulary choices in a range of written and spoken texts and assessing the different effects these choices generate

Understanding the different ways complex words are constructed and, when spelling these words, drawing on morphemic knowledge and knowledge of unusual letter combinations

Investigating texts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history from different sources and explaining differing viewpoints

Comparing attitudes and ideas in texts drawn from contexts that are different to students own

Identifying and describing the ways films suggest Country/Place and Identity through language features such as image, soundtrack and narrative control

Selecting aspects of a text related to Country/Place, People, Identity and Culture and adapt it for a new context, noting if changes in one aspect will result in changes in another

Explaining how individual interpretations of these aspects are influenced by students own knowledge, values and cultural assumptions

Recognising the similarities and differences between types of texts (for example a complex picture book and a feature film) in order to understand how different combinations of words and images lead readers to interpret visual texts in particular ways, according to audience, purpose and context

Exploring how some writers use terse and relatively simple language choices while others use more elaborate and complex syntax

Examining the language patterns, including sentence patterns, in a range of short texts and discussing the effect on readers interpretation of these choices

Writing or speaking about a literary text and outlining the impact of the text on a listener, viewer or reader, for example in a journal in which students reflect on their personal responses and on how language and structural features in the text contribute to its impact

Discussing, debating and assessing remakes of literary texts and their effectiveness and purpose

Discussing, debating and assessing book or film series, sequels, prequels, fan fiction sites, tie-in publications or merchandise

Understanding that tone (serious, bitter, sincere, amused) indicates attitude to the subject and to readers/listeners, who can identify or judge tone through past experience and language clues in the text

Creating literary interpretations of short stories based on understanding and analysis of their context, narrative structure (including the twist at the end), layers of meaning, themes, point of view and style

Combining visual and digital elements to create layers of meaning for serious and humorous purposes

Creating and performing scripts for short plays that make use of the affordances of visual, verbal and additional modes (for example music) to create atmosphere, to deepen interpretation of verbal meaning and to enhance the drama of a performance

Analysing the ways that identity may be created in digital contexts

Identifying how meanings or words change or shift depending on context, for example the word cool is used to describe temperature or to express approval when used in informal contexts

Listen to a conversation or speech and identify the point being made and explain the tone and manner of presentation. Change the focus of the conversation or speech and identify how meaning has changed

Change the tone in which the speech or conversation is presented and discuss how interpretations can also change.

Participating in pair, group, class, school and community speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, discussions, debates and presentations

Using effective strategies for dialogue and discussion in range of formal and informal contexts, including speaking clearly and coherently and at appropriate length, asking questions about stated and implied ideas, and restating and summarising main ideas

Choosing vocabulary and spoken text and sentence structures for particular purposes and audiences, such as debating a topic with a team from another school, creating a voiceover for a media presentation, and adapting language choices such as use of similes, metaphors and personification, to meet perceived audience needs

Selecting voice effects, such as tone, volume, pitch and pace, with particular attention to the effects these may have on audience reaction and acceptance of the ideas presented

Creating texts that express views and values other than students own

Researching subject matter on social issues and/or relationships and presenting ideas in particular ways to appeal to different audiences

Evaluating an author's use of particular textual structures and language features in achieving the representation of a point of view

Identifying the meaning of a wide range of words, including technical and literary language in various contexts

Using print and digital/online thesauruses and dictionaries of synonyms, antonyms and homonyms and subject-specific dictionaries

Reflecting on content by connecting and comparing information found in a text to knowledge sourced elsewhere

Explaining whether the author conveys meaning adequately, particularly in distinguishing fact from opinion

Comparing representations of different social groups in texts drawn from different modes and media, for example comparing contemporary representations of homeless people with romantic representations of the swagman and the impact of these representations on the audience

Integrating multimodal approaches within a spoken presentation to purposefully develop meaning for a given audience

Experimenting with text structures and language features, for example paragraph order and content, language choices or mode of delivery, to refine and clarify ideas and to improve text effectiveness

Combining verbal, visual and sound elements in imaginative multimodal texts

Ordering paragraphs to best support and sustain an argument and to organise and convey information clearly

Choose appropriate units of measurement for area and volume and convert from one unit to another (ACMMG195)

Choosing units for area including mm2, cm2, m2, hectares, km2, and units for volume including mm3, cm3, m3

Find perimeters and areas of parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites (ACMMG196)

Establishing and using formulas for areas such as trapeziums, rhombuses and kites

Investigate the relationship between features of circles such as circumference, area, radius and diameter. Use formulas to solve problems involving circumference and area (ACMMG197)

Investigating the circumference and area of circles with materials or by measuring, to establish an understanding of formulas

Investigating the area of circles using a square grid or by rearranging a circle divided into sectors

Develop formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume (ACMMG198)

Investigating the relationship between volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms

Solve problems involving duration, including using 12- and 24- hour time within a single time zone (ACMMG199)

Identifying regions in Australia and countries in Asia that are in the same time zone

Define congruence of plane shapes using transformations (ACMMG200)

Understanding the properties that determine congruence of triangles and recognising which transformations create congruent figures

Establishing that two figures are congruent if one shape lies exactly on top of the other after one or more transformations (translation, reflection, rotation), and recognising that the matching sides and the matching angles are equal

Develop the conditions for congruence of triangles (ACMMG201)

Investigating the minimal conditions needed for the unique construction of triangles, leading to the establishment of the conditions for congruence (SSS, SAS, ASA and RHS)

Solving problems using the properties of congruent figures

Constructing triangles using the conditions for congruence

Establish properties of quadrilaterals using congruent triangles and angle properties, and solve related numerical problems using reasoning (ACMMG202)

Identifying properties related to side lengths, parallel sides, angles, diagonals and symmetry

Use index notation with numbers to establish the index laws with positive integral indices and the zero index (ACMNA182)

Evaluating numbers expressed as powers of positive integers

Carry out the four operations with rational numbers and integers, using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA183)

Using patterns to assist in finding rules for the multiplication and division of integers

Using the number line to develop strategies for adding and subtracting rational numbers

Recognising terminating, recurring and non-terminating decimals and choosing their appropriate representations

Investigate the concept of irrational numbers, including (ACMNA186)

Understanding that the real number system includes irrational numbers

Solve problems involving the use of percentages, including percentage increases and decreases, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA187)

Using percentages to solve problems, including those involving mark-ups, discounts, and GST

Using percentages to calculate population increases and decreases

Solve a range of problems involving rates and ratios, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA188)

Understanding that rate and ratio problems can be solved using fractions or percentages and choosing the most efficient form to solve a particular problem

Solve problems involving profit and loss, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA189)

Investigating the methods used in retail stores to express discounts

Extend and apply the distributive law to the expansion of algebraic expressions (ACMNA190)

Applying the distributive law to the expansion of algebraic expressions using strategies such as the area model

Factorise algebraic expressions by identifying numerical factors (ACMNA191)

Identifying the greatest common divisor (highest common factor) of numeric and algebraic expressions and using a range of strategies to factorise algebraic expressions

Simplify algebraic expressions involving the four operations (ACMNA192)

Understanding that the laws used with numbers can also be used with algebra

Plot linear relationships on the Cartesian plane with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMNA193)

Completing a table of values, plotting the resulting points and determining whether the relationship is linear

Solve linear equations using algebraic and graphical techniques. Verify solutions by substitution (ACMNA194)

Solving real life problems by using variables to represent unknowns

Identify complementary events and use the sum of probabilities to solve problems (ACMSP204)

Understanding that probabilities range between 0 to 1 and that calculating the probability of an event allows the probability of its complement to be found

Describe events using language of 'at least', exclusive 'or' (A or B but not both), inclusive 'or' (A or B or both) and 'and'. (ACMSP205)

Posing 'and', 'or' and 'not' probability questions about objects or people

Represent events in two-way tables and Venn diagrams and solve related problems (ACMSP292)

using Venn diagrams and two-way tables to calculate probabilities for events, satisfying 'and', 'or' and 'not' conditions

understanding that representing data in Venn diagrams or two-way tables facilitates the calculation of probabilities

collecting data to answer the questions using Venn diagrams or two-way tables.

Investigate techniques for collecting data, including census, sampling and observation (ACMSP284)

Identifying situations where data can be collected by census and those where a sample is appropriate

Explore the practicalities and implications of obtaining data through sampling using a variety of investigative processes (ACMSP206)

Explore the variation of means and proportions of random samples drawn from the same population (ACMSP293)

Using sample properties to predict characteristics of the population

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