The aim of the Strive to Thrive Learning Program for Year 6 is to:
- Understand and use text structure to achieve effect;
- Analyse and explain how authors use different language features;
- Understand grammer;
- Use punctuation for editorial clarity.
Students read and compare complex texts, for enjoyment and learning, and can express their thoughts and opinions about what they have read. They can write a wide variety of well-constructed texts such as reviews, reports and narratives. Students develop skills to communicate with others in most settings. They can transfer the literacy skills developed in English to other subjects.
Typically, students will:
- analyse and explain how authors organise their texts
- select vocabulary to represent ideas, characters and events
- compare and analyse information in different texts
- use evidence from a text to explain their response to it
- using electronic devices, create detailed texts about a range of topics, including topics they have been studying
- demonstrate understanding of grammar, including the ability to write complex sentences
- develop an expanding vocabulary
- use accurate spelling and punctuation
- use speaking strategies including questioning, clarifying and rephrasing to contribute to class discussions.