English / Year 9 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how spelling is used creatively in texts for particular effects, for example characterisation and humour and to represent accents and styles of speech (ACELA1562)

Elaborations
  • comparing and contrasting vocabulary choices in informative and narrative texts, considering how they are used to create precise information, abstract ideas and/or stylistic interpretations of texts
  • identifying examples of acronyms, abbreviations and proprietary words which are used creatively in texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Spelling,  Accents (Speech)

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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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Evolving English: the role of social media

How many times have you heard teenagers berated for using the term 'like'? Yet this term has existed at least since 1586 when the term, 'Yon man is like out of his mind' was written into history. The truth is, our language is constantly evolving, with new words added, others dying off and some resurfacing again. In this ...

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Different meanings for the same word

<span style="line-height: 1.4;">You've heard people speaking English with different accents, but have you noticed that the differences in accent come down to the way words are pronounced? Listen to this interview with linguist David Crystal and find out about accents and why the same word can mean something different or ...

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Vanishing words: the process of language change

The English language is full of strange contradictions and vanishing words. Have you ever wondered why we sometimes put words together that contradict each other, such as 'pretty awful' or 'terribly good'? If we can be 'ruthless', can we be 'ruthly' as well? Watch as Professor Kate Burridge explains these curious irregularities ...

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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 ...

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Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

This resource is a revision for students of some of the rules for punctuation and spelling, with examples. It covers sentences, paragraphing, apostrophes, punctuating dialogue, ellipses, brackets, titles, acronyms, ampersands, commonly confused words and IM and Text Speak.

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BBC Skillswise: prefixes and suffixes

This is a multilayered resource about prefixes and suffixes. It includes a video set in the workplace and two multiple choice quizzes. There are also four factsheets and five worksheets that provide an explanation of prefixes and suffixes and exercises in using them. The factsheets, worksheets and quizzes are pitched at ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ieve' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ieve'. Students search a grid of letters to find ten examples of words containing the 'ieve' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ound' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ound'. Students search a grid of letters to find 11 examples of words containing the 'ound' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ight' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ight'. Students find and circle 12 examples of words ending with the '-ight' letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the ...

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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for

This is a multilayered resource about words that are tricky to spell. It includes a video set in the workplace about homophones; three factsheets and four worksheets that cover homophones, words with double letters, silent letters and endings that sound like 'shun', and words that look the same; as well as three interactive ...

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GeogSpace: Language of geography

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 examines the processes of reading and writing using a variety of texts and resources. Illustration 2 supports the development of required knowledge and understandings ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ould' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ould'. Students search a grid of letters to find ten examples of words containing the 'ould' letter pattern that are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example of the game is provided ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch 'ought' - activity

This is a wordsearch game about the common letter pattern 'ought'. Students find seven examples of words ending in the '-ought' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle words written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. An example ...

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BBC Skillswise: practising '-tion', '-cian' and '-sion' endings - worksheet

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BBC Skillswise: silent letters - information sheet

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BBC Skillswise: identifying words with double letters - worksheet

This is a single-screen worksheet about spelling words with double letters. It contains 15 examples and explains how mnemonics can help to remember double letter words. It explains that mnemonics are phrases or sentences that can help jog your memory. Students are asked to create their own mnemonics to help them remember ...

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BBC Skillswise: using '-el' or '-le' endings - worksheet

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BBC Skillswise: common letter patterns

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