The study of Literature fosters students’ enjoyment and appreciation of the artistic and aesthetic merits of stories and storytelling, and enables stu- dents to participate more fully in the cultural conversations that take place around them. By reading and exploring a diverse range of established and emerging literary works, students become increasingly empowered to dis- cuss texts. As both readers and writers, students extend their creativity and high-order thinking to express and develop their critical and creative voices.
Unit 1 – Reading practices and exploration of literary movements and genres
Unit 2 – Voices of country and the text in its context
Unit 3 – Adaptations and transformations. Developing interpretations.
Unit 4 – Creative responses to texts and close analysis of texts.
- enjoy reading a range of challenging literary texts
- approach unfamiliar texts and negotiate diverse literary territories with confidence
- explore the ways in which author’s craft their writing
- recognise there are many possible ways of interpreting literary texts
- develop their own responses to texts, recognising the impact of form, features and language in the creation of meaning
- write creatively and critically, and develop their individual voice
- consider the views of others, including when developing interpretations
- express their ideas, through all language modes, with insight and flair.
Possible Assessment Tasks
- a close analysis of one or more selected passages
- an essay (comparative or analytical)
- a debate
- reading journal entries
- an in-class seminar
- a creative response to a text(s) studied
- a written review
- a multimedia response
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