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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435)

Elaborations
  • learning that word order in sentences is important for meaning (for example The boy sat on the dog, The dog sat on the boy)
  • creating students own written texts and reading aloud to the teacher and others
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Sentences (Grammar)

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

Teacher resource

Playing with texts

This teaching resource contains a variety of interactive activities that will engage your early years students with narrative and informative texts. Use its selection of enjoyable game-based learning experiences to explore text types, characters, settings, narrative sequencing, story mapping and strategies for adding meaning ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Sentence builder: prehistoric: tool

Help a caveman use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each rock to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from five groups: when, who, what, where and setting.

Interactive Resource

Story Monster

Story Monster is a fun online literacy game that uses the moving image to promote student learning. In the game, students design a hungry monster who loves to gobble up words. But the monster will need help with what to eat - he can only be fed well-structured sentences. When a complete sentence has been eaten, the monster ...

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: dream: three parts

Help a dragon remember what happened in his dream. View three pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'first', 'then' and 'in the end' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Sentence builder: ocean: tool

Help a mermaid use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each coin to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from four groups: when, who, what and where.

Interactive Resource

Reading monster town 1

This is an iPad app that promotes early reading in English. Its target audiences are preschoolers and children in the Foundation year. The app contains six stories: two on my family and I; two on growing up; and two on the weather. The story text is read aloud and shown on screen with colourful illustrations. Interactive ...

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: garden: three parts

Help a dragon remember what happened in his garden. View three pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'first', 'next' and 'finally' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, ...

Teacher resource

Recognising punctuation: Foundation

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on exploring sentence construction and the purpose of punctuation for a Foundation classroom. In the vignette the teacher uses a range of text-familiarity activities before modelling deconstructing and constructing ...

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 1 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

uKloo - iTunes app

Practise reading written clues to find the uKloo signs in each scene. You can set the reading difficulty level from 1 to 10 and select how many clues to give in a round. Tap the book icon on-screen to see the words covered in the chosen level, so you can review or learn those words before playing. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Teacher resource

Home and school support learning

A teacher of a prep class acknowledges the influence of a 'play-based approach' on her teaching. This is used to support her students' literacy, numeracy and social skills. The teacher timetables an 'Investigations' session during part of each day when students are allocated specific roles. These include assigning data-recording ...

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 2 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 4 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 3 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 6 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 8 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 9 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 5 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Jumbled Sentences 7 - iTunes app

Learn to construct sentences by dragging jumbled words into place. You can turn on sound to hear each word spoken and hear your completed sentences read to you. With each successful sentence, you earn virtual coins to buy virtual stickers for your collection. This is one of a series of nine apps. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Storyboard: Flutter-by friends!

Explore the title and picture on the cover of 'Flutter-by friends!' Then make a prediction about the storyline. Listen to the story and follow as each word is underlined. Find out if your prediction matches the storyline. Put the jumbled events of the story in the right order.

Collection

Explore letters, words and text

This collection of 16 interactive learning objects supports early years learners to recognise upper- and lower-case letters, words and sentences and to create and sequence multimodal texts. The selected items in the collection are representative of others in their series, and they provide strong visual and audio support ...

Moving Image

Teddy Rock's 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'!

Sing along with Buzz, Belle and Bop as they perform 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' in this animated music video. Then have some fun exploring rhyme and description as you create your own verse for this classic nursery rhyme.

Teacher resource

Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

Moving Image

'This old man' sung by Teddy Rock

Watch and listen to Teddy Rock perform the nursery rhyme 'This old man' in this animated music video. Then have some fun with counting and rhyme as you create and perform new verses for the song.

Moving Image

'Hey diddle diddle' sung by Teddy Rock

Watch and listen as Buzz, Belle and Bop perform 'Hey diddle diddle' in this animated music video. Then try to create your own sentences that include pairs of words that sound the same at the end (rhyme).

Moving Image

'It's raining, it's pouring' sung by Teddy Rock

Watch and listen as Buzz, Belle and Bop sing the nursery rhyme 'It's raining, it's pouring' in this animated music video. Next, see if you can think of some other things that might happen to the old man.

Teacher resource

Patterns

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year F in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit examines patterns in literature and language, with ...

Teacher resource

On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

Moving Image

Bob Peep's missing sheep

Charlie Syntax, from the Word Squad, is lost in a field. He asks for help from Bob Peep who fell asleep and lost his sheep. See what happens when Charlie and Bob look for clues. Will they find the thief who stole Bob's sheep?