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Overview — Patterns

‘Patterns’ is a unit of work that examines patterns in literature and language, with suggestions for follow-up activities investigating patterns in mathematics and creative arts.

An elaborate pattern on a beach created by sand, shells and holes.

Above: Patterns on sand, photo by Jennifer Asha

In this unit students will read and view a variety of multimodal texts, including print-based texts, an online video and artworks. They will experience modelled and guided reading of stories from a range of authors and illustrators, and compare factual and fictional books that contain a similar theme.



The focus on literature and literacy encompasses: