English / Year 9 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explain how authors creatively use the structures of sentences and clauses for particular effects (ACELA1557)

Elaborations
  • identifying and analysing aspects of rhetoric in speeches drawn from contemporary and earlier contexts and students creating speeches of their own
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Sentences (Grammar)

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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.

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Syllabus bites: Visual literacy

A resource with information, study guides and resources on visual literacy to support the English K-10 Australian Curriculum in English. It provides a series of activities, guidelines and tasks about visual texts from a variety of sources. Contains writing scaffolds, templates and proformas for responding and composing ...

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Clause for concern in closing the gap

Clever speakers do more than just use well-known persuasive techniques such as rhetorical questions and emotive language. They shape the very structure of their sentences to focus the audience's attention on the ideas in particular clauses. It is a subtle but powerful technique to manipulate listeners. This clip is last ...

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Writing a feature article

The resource contains information, activities and tasks on how to write a feature article. It includes writing and publishing templates for students for a print and online contexts. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Emma's dream job brings a change of scenery

Let Emma Visser tell you how she went from being a city girl in Year 9 to getting her dream job - being the operations manager of a dairy farm. While you're watching, examine the cohesive devices Emma uses to structure her Heywire story effectively. Could you write or record a similar story about yourself and/or your community? ...

Teacher resource

Grammar: complex sentences

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on how a teacher uses collected data and feedback from students to differentiate teaching about the use of grammar conventions in the construction of complex sentences in her year 9 classroom. The teacher varies ...

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Debating Vietnam: using counter-arguments

Imagine agreeing with your opponent in a debate. How could that possibly help your argument? Many successful speakers, however, realise that concession is an important persuasive technique. In this clip, explore how two speakers discussing the effectiveness of Vietnam War protest marches both use concession to improve their ...

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Debating Vietnam: using counter-arguments

Imagine agreeing with your opponent in a debate. How could that possibly help your argument? Many successful speakers, however, realise that concession is an important persuasive technique. In this clip, explore how two speakers discussing the effectiveness of Vietnam War protest marches both use concession to improve their ...

Assessment resource

Show and tell: close encounter: assessment

Assess your ability to construct sentences by creating a recount of a cartoon about an encounter with a lion. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? ...

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Fashion design: studio

Explore how a fashion company works to design a range of clothes. Choose words to complete a description about tools of the trade. Answer questions about the roles of three departments within the company: market research, advertising and quality control. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object ...

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BBC Skillswise: What are word types?

This is a multilayered resource about the following word types: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, connectives, prepositions and pronouns. It includes a video set in the workplace, two factsheets and four worksheets that provide an explanation of various word types and exercises in identifying and using them, and two multiple ...

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 ...

Assessment resource

Show and tell: eerie encounter: assessment

Assess your ability to construct sentences by creating a recount of a cartoon about an encounter with a creature from outer space. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or ...

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Out and about: city excursion [English]

Read and listen to a recount in English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of key words in the recount. Then try five activities to test ...

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ESL Readers: Sick at school

Read and listen to a story about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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ESL Readers: A mysterious meeting

Read and listen to a story of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear various disguises. Share his confusion until the end, when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try some follow-up activities to test your understanding of the ...

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ESL Readers: Mandy’s bad day

Read and listen to a story about a day when everything goes wrong. Find out about a student's misadventures as she tries to get to school on time. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five follow-up activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Web designer: dragons: level 2

Browse jumbled web pages, which are all connected with dragons. Match material to the type of website it belongs to: cultural, natural science or Chinese restaurant. Identify features of the texts. For example, identify adverbs such as 'friendly' that refer to personal interactions. Match up the title, main body text, graphics ...

Teacher resource

Remixing Shakespeare: working with 'A midsummer night's dream' - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge involved in teaching aspects of two of Shakespeare’s plays using different digital technologies. The resource provides video footage of a teacher ...

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Out and about: Manly excursion [English]

Read and listen to a recount in English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly and Shelley Beach. Select hyperlinks to see images ...