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English Curriculum strands

The content of the Australian Curriculum: English is organised into three interrelated strands: Language, Literature and Literacy.

  • Language strand focuses on knowing about the English language.
  • Literature strand focuses on understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing, and creating literature. This strand is easily accessible for teachers to include Asia opportunities.
  • Literacy strand develops students' ability to interpret and create texts.

Supporting resources

Asia-related literary texts

A bookshelf full of educational books and magazines


  • The texts are presented in lists that relate to the content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum for English at each year.
  • Each list from Foundation to Year 2 can be sorted by author, title or setting and in addition by text type for Years 3–10.
  • Each text is accompanied by a description to assist teachers in text selection.


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