English / Year 2 / Language / Language for interaction

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things (ACELA1462)

Elaborations
  • exploring how language is used to express feelings including learning vocabulary to express a gradation of feeling, for example ‘happy’, ‘joyful’, ‘pleased’, ‘contented’
  • exploring in stories, everyday and media texts moral and social dilemmas; such as right and wrong, fairness/unfairness, inclusion and exclusion; learning to use language to describe actions and consider consequences
  • exploring how language is used to construct characters and settings in narratives, including choice of nouns such as ‘girl’, ‘princess’ or ‘orphan’, and choice of adjectives such as ‘gentle’, ‘timid’ or ‘frightened’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Reviewing (Texts),  Emotions

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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 ...

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Frog tales - unit of work

Students investigate frogs by examining a collection of fiction and non-fiction resources and creating a class anthology of frog stories.

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USGS stories

This resource is a web page with links to three fictional stories about a declining bee population, helping wildlife and climate change. Each story has an animal as a main character; the stories include: Beatrice the bee; Emily’s bluebird; and The perils of Polina - a polar bear. Each story can be read sequentially by using ...

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Starting Smart: playing by the rules: entertain and persuade

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

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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 ...