Monday, 7 May 2012

Australian Curriculum - Literature Planning Template

The Australian Curriculum: English Foundation to Year 10 is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English (English). Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The three strands are:
  • Language: knowing about the English language
  • Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature
  • Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage. 
The interrelatedness of the English strands is an important part of the planning process for teachers.  Due to the depth of content contained in the Australian Curriculum - English it makes sense to plan learning sequences as opposed to one off lessons.

Woodlands Primary School teachers wanted to make the planning process as simple as possible.  Please find a copy below of our planning tool with a focus on Literature and how the content across the three strands is interrelated.  Each page contains a separate year level. You use this planning tool to identify the content descriptions (what to teach) and then develop a sequence of lessons (the how you will teach it).

If you click on the link HERE you can download the planning tool in Google Docs by clicking FILE then DOWNLOAD.


  1. Hi
    Thank you for your brilliant planning ideas. I've been searching endlessly for planning documents which are both practical to use and inclusive of all key aspects of the English Curriculum. One question; I notice that your year level planning documents do not include every one of the descriptors for that year level thread. Is this because (due to the interrelated design of the English AC), you have made decisions as to which ones to include, so that there isn't doubling up?
    Thanks again.

  2. Hi A.P
    Thank you for your comment and feedback.
    The planning tool you refer to only contains the content descriptions that inter-relate with "Literature" as a base for teaching/learning. The other planning tools in other posts contain all content descriptions.
    Hope you continue to find our blog of use :-)