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English / Year 4 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience (ACELA1490)

Elaborations
  • becoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: simple narrative, procedure, simple persuasion texts and information reports
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Text purpose

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

MoneySmart: Advertising detectives

In ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching Advertising detectives students will become detectives in a bid to help solve an alarming case of advertisements influencing children to buy or want a product. Students will investigate the different gimmicks/tricks used in advertising, how they target children and how their effect can be minimised. ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: Active and passive voice

A web page with information, teacher guides and activities on writing sentences using the active and passive voice. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

Teacher resource

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3 and Year 4 English

This unit of work focuses on behaviour in and around tracks and rail infrastructure. Activities build subject-specific vocabulary and understanding of procedural text structures. Guided writing activities support students to develop a series of track safe procedures while a slogan writing activity focuses on effective ways ...

Moving Image

A song about snakes

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about snakes performed by Don Spencer. Watch and listen, as the clip shows different types of snakes and even some trained people trying to catch a snake.

Teacher resource

Primary English: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers expose students to a wide range ...

Video

Nestle's MILO Cinema Advertisement, 1948: Family album

This clip shows a family photograph album being opened and a narrator introducing the family members inside. The images then come to life and describe themselves. They are John, his wife (unnamed) and their children: Barbara, Peter, Janet and Ian, who says that he likes 'football, cricket and MILO'. The family is shown ...

Video

Aeroplane Pure Fruit Jellies: Bertie the Jet, 1954

This clip shows an animated cinema advertisement for Aeroplane Jelly featuring the cartoon character Bertie the Jet. Bertie competes in an international jet aeroplane race, the 'Popularity Cup' and although he misses the start of the race he wins in the end. Bertie then sings the famous Aeroplane Jelly song to the jubilant ...

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 ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Show and tell: eerie encounter

Watch a short cartoon about a close encounter with an alien spaceship. Select language elements to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the elements to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adverbs and adjectives to ...

Teacher resource

Night and day

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 3 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. The primary focus of this unit of work is a literature study ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites – responding to literature

A web page with information, teacher guides and resources on responding to texts. This resource supports the NSW English K-10 syllabus.

Teacher resource

1788: Was life the same for everyone?

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 4 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 closely examines a range of texts, including written, ...

Teacher resource

Reading resource book

This is a detailed resource book that supports teachers in their teaching of reading. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and a companion resource for the ‘Reading map of development’, its focus is on reading processes, strategies and conventions, and the contexts associated with comprehending ...

Teacher resource

Indigenous peoples: people, place, language and song

This is an interactive resource about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures. Learning activities explore how place, language and song relate to Indigenous Australian peoples. The resource is a unit of work using multimodal texts including music video clips, picture storybooks, songs ...

Teacher resource

Sustainability: taking care of the Earth together

This is an interactive resource that uses different forms of texts to explore environmental and sustainability issues. It has sections on recycling and reuse, the negative consequences of global warming, reducing human impact on the Earth and caring for the Earth for future generations. It uses the 'The tomorrow book' by ...

Teacher resource

Writing resource book

This is a detailed resource book that supports teachers in their teaching of writing. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and a companion resource for the ‘Writing map of development’, its focus is on: different forms of text; writing processes, strategies and conventions; and the contexts ...

Teacher resource

Viewing map of development

This is a comprehensive description of six phases in student development of the viewing mode - beginning, early, exploratory, consolidating, proficient and advanced. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and intended to help teachers map students’ progress in viewing, the resource emphasises ...

Teacher resource

Neighbours, Asia-Pacific: neighbours

This is an interactive resource exploring neighbours at a local and international level. The resource uses narrative, poetic and factual texts to explore stories about neighbours, how to be neighbourly and the neighbours in the Australia-Pacific region. The resource also draws the user's attention to how different text ...

Teacher resource

Reading map of development

This is a description of seven phases in students’ reading development - role-play, experimental, early, transitional, conventional, proficient and accomplished - supported by suggestions for teaching and learning experiences to enhance reading development. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program, ...