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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that there are different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commands (ACELA1446)

Elaborations
  • learning the difference between questions and statements, requests and commands
  • learning about the difference between closed questions, for example Are you ready?, Did they enjoy their holidays? and open questions, for example What made this text so exciting?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Commands,  Negotiation,  Questions (Sentences)

Moving Image

A song about goannas

Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: my heritage: entertain, inform and persuade

This curriculum resource package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of texts that inform and persuade. The seven lesson plans model a range of literacy teaching ...

Teacher resource

Growing and changing - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the concepts of growing and changing and learn how to write descriptions and explanations.

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: eager environmentalists: inform and inquire

This curriculum resource package provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of texts that inform and inquire. The lessons use a range of literacy teaching and ...