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English Unit: Excellent Editing

English Unit: Excellent Editing
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This unit plan is a great way to introduce students to editing skills aligning with the Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACELY1672. The unit contains a presentation that walks students through the strategies, a student reference card, accompanying worksheets and activities. At the completion of the unit, there is an assessment for teachers to utilise to assess student learning. 

Lesson Structure
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Curriculum Codes

AC9E2LY06 9

Create and edit short imaginative, informative and persuasive written and/or multimodal texts for familiar audiences, using text structure appropriate to purpose, simple and compound sentences, noun groups and verb groups, topic-specific vocabulary, simple punctuation and common 2-syllable words

ACELY1672 8.4

Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure

EN1-2A old

Plans, composes and reviews a small range of simple texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers and viewers

EN1-3A old

Composes texts using letters of consistent size and slope and uses digital technologies

EN1-VOCAB-01 new

Understands and effectively uses Tier 1, taught Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary to extend and elaborate ideas

EN1-SPELL-01 new

Applies phonological, orthographic and morphological generalisations and strategies when spelling words in a range of writing contexts

EN1-PHOKW-01 new

Uses initial and extended phonics, including vowel digraphs, trigraphs to decode and encode words when reading and creating texts

EN1-CWT-01 new

Plans, creates and revises texts written for different purposes, including paragraphs, using knowledge of vocabulary, text features and sentence structure

EN1-HANDW-01 new

Uses a legible, fluent and automatic handwriting style, and digital technology, including word-processing applications, when creating texts

EN1-UARL-01 new

Understands and responds to literature by creating texts using similar structures, intentional language choices and features appropriate to audience and purpose


Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose


Reread and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure


Construct texts featuring print, visual and audio elements using software, including word processing programs

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