English / Year 10 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of sentence and clause structures as authors design and craft texts (ACELA1569)

Elaborations
  • recognising how emphasis in sentences can be changed by reordering clauses (for example, ‘She made her way home because she was feeling ill’ as compared with ‘Because she was feeling ill, she made her way home’) or parts of clauses (for example, ‘The horses raced up from the valley’ as compared with ‘Up from the valley raced the horses’)
  • recognising how the focus of a sentence can be changed through the use of the passive voice (for example compare active, ‘The police had caught the thief.’ with passive ‘The thief had been caught.’)
  • observing how authors sometimes use verbless clauses for effect (for example, ‘And what about the other woman? With her long black eyelashes and red lipstick’)
  • understanding that a sentence can begin with a coordinating conjunction for stylistic effect (for example, ‘And she went on planning to herself how she would manage it’)
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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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.

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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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Samuel Wagan Watson

This sequence of videos is an interactive resource for Stage 4/5 English and or Stage 4/5 Aboriginal Studies. It assists students to develop knowledge and understanding about Indigenous cultures of Australia. Students will respond to the poet, his texts, and at least one other Aboriginal poet, as well as composing at least ...

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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

Evaluating sentence structures

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on how a teacher differentiates teaching and learning about an author's use of evaluative language for her year 10 class. She uses flexible grouping with targeted learning experiences and works with one group analysing ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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 ...

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: city excursion [Arabic/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Arabic or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in English. 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 ...

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Politics with punch - unit of work

In this unit of work, students analyse the meanings and messages of different Australian political cartoons through closely examining subject, target, style, symbol, tone and captions. Students use digital and traditional learning tools to creatively and critically respond to the situations, people and events represented.

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BBC Skillswise: sentence structure

This is a multilayered resource about sentence structure. It includes a video set in the workplace about the importance of sentence structure, three factsheets and six worksheets that cover sentence construction, as well as two quizzes. The factsheets, worksheets and quizzes are pitched at two levels of difficulty: basic ...

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BBC Skillswise: past, present or future tense

This is a multilayered resource about verb tenses. It includes a video set in the workplace about different verb tenses, seven factsheets and seven worksheets that cover the past, present and future tenses, as well as two quizzes. The factsheets, worksheets and quizzes are pitched at two levels of difficulty: basic concepts ...

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Food 4 thought

This resource outlines two learning sequences for students addressing the construction and interpretation of persuasive texts, in the context of a series of Oxfam materials about food availability and social justice. The site consists of sequenced activities for students and notes for teachers, one sequence for years seven ...