1 Unit 1 develops students' knowledge and understanding of different ways of reading and creating literary texts drawn from a widening range of historical, social, cultural and personal contexts. Students analyse the relationships between language, text, contexts, individual points of view and response. This unit develops knowledge and understanding of different literary conventions and storytelling traditions and their relationships with audiences. A range of literary forms is considered in fiction and non-fiction texts; for example, oral, written, multimodal, verse, prose and film. The significance of ideas and the distinctive qualities of texts are analysed through detailed textual study. Through the creation of analytical responses, students frame consistent arguments that are substantiated by relevant evidence. In the creation of imaginative texts, students explore and experiment with aspects of style and form.
Investigate and reflect on different ways of reading literary texts including:
ACELR001 the degree to which individual points of view, experiences and contexts shape responses to texts
ACELR002 how mode, medium and form shape responses to texts
ACELR003 the differences between initial personal responses and more studied and complex responses
ACELR004 how responses of readers and viewers can range from empathetic to critical.
Analyse distinctive features in literary texts including:
ACELR005 how text structures, language features and stylistic elements shape meaning and create particular effects and nuances, for example, through allusions, paradoxes and ambiguities
2 Unit 2 develops student knowledge and understanding of the ways literary texts connect with each other. Drawing on a range of language and literary experiences, students consider the relationships between texts, genres, authors, audiences and contexts. Ideas, language and structure of different texts are compared and contrasted. Connections between texts are established by analysing their similarities and differences, for example, through intertextuality and other patterns and allusions evident in ideas, language used and forms of texts. Students create analytical responses that are evidence-based and convincing. By experimenting with text structures and language features, students understand how imaginative texts are informed by analytical responses.
Analyse and reflect on the relationships between authors, texts and contexts including:
ACELR019 the ways in which texts are influenced by other texts and by contexts
ACELR024 the ways in which texts resemble and refer to other texts, for example, through parody, imitation, appropriation and transformation, and the ways in which adaptations of earlier texts allow new insights into original texts
ACELR035 transforming texts studied in one medium or genre to another for different audiences and purposes
ACELR036 reflecting on the significance and effects of variations to texts.
3 Unit 3 develops students' knowledge and understanding of the relationship between language, culture and identity in literary texts. Students inquire into the power of language to represent ideas, events and people, comparing these across a range of texts, contexts, modes and forms. Through critical analysis and evaluation, the values and attitudes represented in and through texts and their impact on the reader are examined. Throughout the unit, students create analytical responses that are characterised by personal voice and informed observation. In creating imaginative texts, students experiment with language, adapt forms, and challenge conventions and ideas.
Evaluate the ways in which literary texts represent culture and identity including:
ACELR037 how readers are influenced to respond to their own and others' cultural experiences
ACELR038 the power of language to represent ideas, events and people in particular ways
4 Unit 4 develops students' appreciation of the significance of literary study through close critical analysis of literary texts drawn from a range of forms, genres and styles. Students reflect upon the creative use of language, and the structural and stylistic features that shape meaning and influence response. The unit focuses on the dynamic nature of literary interpretation and considers the insights texts offer, their literary conventions and aesthetic appeal. Analytical responses demonstrate increasing independence in interpreting texts and synthesising a range of perspectives into critical and imaginative responses. In creating imaginative texts, students experiment with literary conventions and reflect on how the created text takes into account the expectations of audiences.
Evaluate the dynamic relationship between authors, texts, audiences and contexts including:
ACELR053 how literature reflects cultural change and difference
ACELR054 the ways in which the expectations and values of audiences shape perceptions of texts and their significance