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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how to use knowledge of the spelling system to spell unusual and technical words accurately, for example those based on uncommon Greek and Latin roots (ACELA1573)

Elaborations
  • creating texts that demand complex processes of responding, for example the inclusion of symbolism in advertising, foreshadowing in documentary and irony in humorous texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Spelling

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on explicit teaching of etymological spelling knowledge in secondary school, in this case a year 10 English class. In the vignette the teacher establishes, works towards and reviews learning goals for the lesson ...

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Julia Gillard addresses misogyny in parliament

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard's 2012 address to Parliament, in which she described the Federal Opposition's criticism of her support for controversial politician Peter Slipper as being misogynistic, proved to be one her most memorable. The speech went viral and was reported widely in international media, scoring over ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-tion' - activity

This is a wordsearch about the common letter pattern 'tion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 13 examples of words containing or ending with the 'tion' letter pattern, written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides ...

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 ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-sion' - activity

This is a wordsearch for words ending in the common letter pattern '-sion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 11 examples of words ending with '-sion' written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides an example of ...

Audio

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Adding the suffix '-ion' to adjectives ending in '-ct'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten adjectives and nouns that illustrate the pattern of forming a noun by adding the suffix '-ion' to an adjective without changing its base spelling. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Words beginning with 'circu-'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that exemplifies the spelling of a multisyllable word beginning with 'circu-', emphasising the 'ir' pattern rather than 'er'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

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Spelling 'satellite'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words showing the singular and plural spellings of the word 'satellite'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash ...

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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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Words ending in '-ference'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words with an unstressed syllable spelled 'er' in the middle and the suffix '-ence' at the end. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use ...

Interactive Resource

Forming adjectives into nouns by adding '-ence'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words demonstrating that when an adjective ending in '-ent' is formed into a noun, one way that the end letter pattern can change is to '-ence'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and ...

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Words in the 'stomach' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words showing how to spell 'stomach', a word with a very unusual letter pattern, and another less common word in its word family. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

Interactive Resource

Words ending in '-igue'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four words containing the unusual letter pattern 'igue' for the long 'e' vowel followed by the hard consonant 'g'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

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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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Words with letters that are often unpronounced

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five words, each containing a letter that in some pronunciations is silent. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash ...

Interactive Resource

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 ...