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Unit 1, AOS1 (Text response)

Text: Growing up Asian in Australia Edited by Alice Pung

Assessment tasks:

Text response essay for an unseen topic (graded)


Comic strip of your own memorable experience based on ABC Supermarket
(graded)
Short answer analysis questions (S/N only)

**You must complete all three tasks satisfactorily to receive a pass (S grade)**

Compulsory stories to be studied:


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The Relative Advantages of Learning My Language by Amy Choi (p7-9)


Chinese Lessons by Ivy Tseng (p16-21)
The Beat of a Different Drum by Simon Tong (p42-50)
ABC Supermarket by Kevin Lai and Matt Huynh (p68-71)
Wei-Li and Me by Aditi Gouvernel (p75-80)
Be Good, Little Migrants by Uyen Loewald (p225-226)
ANZAC Day by James Chong (p239)
Five Ways to Disappoint Your Vietnamese Mother by Diana Nguyen (p287-291)
Baked Beans and Burnt Toast by Jacqui Larkin (p329-337)

Optional stories to be studied:


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Exotic Rissole by Tanveer Ahmed (p96-100)


Perfect Chinese Children by Vanessa Woods (p103-111)
Are You Different? by Mia Francis (p140-143)
A Call to Arms by Michelle Law (p242-245)
Chinese Dancing, Bendigo Style by Joo-Inn Chew (p246-250)
You Cant Choose Your Memories by Paul Nguyen (p296-301)
The Face in the Mirror by Blossom Beeby (p323-329)

English as an Additional Language (EAL)


Unit 1 Outcome Requirements

Outcome 1 (Reading and Responding/Text Response): Growing up Asian in Australia

On completion of this unit the student should be able to identify and discuss key aspects of Growing
up Asian in Australia, and to construct a response in written form. To achieve this outcome, the
student will draw on knowledge and related skills outlined below.

Key knowledge
This knowledge includes
an understanding of the ideas, characters and themes constructed by the author and presented in
the set text;
the structures, features and conventions used by authors to construct meaning in relation to the
development of character, ideas and themes of narrative texts;
strategies for preparing, constructing and supporting a response to a text in the chosen form;
appropriate metalanguage to discuss the structures and features of narrative texts;
the conventions of small group and whole class discussion;
the conventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English

Key skills
These skills include the ability to
identify and discuss the structure, features and conventions used by the authors of narrative texts to
construct meaning in relation to the development of character, ideas and themes;
discuss different ways of interpreting texts as well as the strategies used by readers to make
meanings;
take notes while reading, viewing or listening for use in writing about or discussing texts;
construct a response to a text, including the use of appropriate metalanguage to discuss the textual
features and textual evidence to support the response;
use appropriate strategies to review and edit the response;
listen actively and respond appropriately to others views during discussion;
use the conventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English.