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Year 5 English sample assessment

Unit details

Unit title: Poetry and song

Timing and duration: Term 4, 6 weeks

Assessment overview

Assessment title: Song lyric response

Context: In Term 4, students have read and analysed a variety of poems and song lyrics. They have interpreted and evaluated poetic language and the meaning of poems. They have analysed the poetic techniques and language features used by poets. In this task, students write an analytical essay that explains their point of view about how language features in a song's lyrics influence the interest of audiences.

Technique and format: Extended response: Analytical essay

Mode and conditions: Written — 200–300 words, completed in class in two 50-minute sessions

Assessment dates: Term 4, Week 6


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