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Understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinations (ACELA1825)
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Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.
This is a song about an Australian animal, the kangaroo. Don Spencer sings lyrics about how people from all over the world come to see the kangaroo. Listen to the rhythm. It is like the hopping of a kangaroo.
Have you heard a Kookaburra's call? Watch this clip and listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that captures in sounds and words the magical call of the kookaburra.
What would it be like to have an echidna for a pet? Listen to Don Spencer as he sings this song about a pet echidna. Watch an echidna looking for food to eat.
What sounds can you make with your mouth? View this clip to hear the different sounds four musicians make using their mouth only. It is all about the letter 'm' as they play mouth music!
The evil magician Wordlock explains his plan to destroy the alphabet with silent letters. Wordlock's assistant Miss Spelt tries to point out a problem with his plan. Will Wordlock listen to reason?
Find out what happens when a man returns to Australia carrying some secret items. His suitcase is searched in the customs office. What will the customs officer find that makes them both so annoyed?
Mrs Boltcutter has a sore throat. Her doctor needs her to say a word so he can find out what the problem is. In this clip from The Magic Bag, find out why Mrs Boltcutter has such trouble saying the word. Or was she playing a game after all?
Join Big Bird as he thinks of words that rhyme with beep. See who comes to look for her lost sheep. Can you guess who it might be? Her name rhymes with beep!
Imagine a shop where you can only buy words and letters. Join the latest customer in the word shop as he browses 'ight' words and 'and' words. The shopkeeper has a storybook and a film to help you understand how letters work together to build words.
Discover the power of 'ch' words in this clip about a man who visits Cheap Charlie's restaurant. Watch what happens when his chips and chops are served without the chilli he chose. Can you count all the 'ch' words in this clip? What a challenge!
Listen to the clues and discover how the Word Squad detectives solved the mystery of the missing letters in 'ch' words. Meet Miss Pronounced, the new secretary. Does she really want to help the detectives discover the 'ch' thief?
Mr Wren teaches wrestling, using lots of 'w' words. You might notice something amazing about the words Mr Wren writes on his board. They all begin with the letter 'w' but when Mr Wren reads them, you will hear a different sound. Find out what's going on at Wren's Wrestling School.
Ian the magician tries a trick with three pieces of silk. What will he make in his magic tube? Watch him carefully in case he makes a mistake.
Do you have a favourite sort of fly? A blowfly perhaps? Or maybe a housefly? Nigel Wombat from the Australian Fly Club introduces some types of fly that would make great pets. You may never have thought about flies in this way!
Can you think of any words that begin with 'for' or 'fore'? Watch the funny antics of two golfers as they line up their forefingers and forearms to hit the ball forwards before there's an accident.
This unit of work focuses on developing student understanding of the importance of being track safe and the key message 'Stop, Look, Listen, Think'. It builds students' familiarity with the vocabulary and key concepts related to rail safety and provides differentiated activities for writers at different stages of development ...
Help a stranded space traveller return home by filling three fuel tanks with words that have the same letter pattern. Select words with combinations of 'oo', 'ee' or 'ai'. Read and listen to model words. Select similar words with the same pattern and place them in the fuel tank. Then construct sentences by putting words ...
Help a stranded space traveller return home by filling three fuel tanks with words that have the same letter pattern. Select words with combinations of 'sh', 'ch' or 'th'. Read and listen to model words. Select similar words with the same pattern and place them in the fuel tank. Then construct sentences by putting words ...
This teacher resource describes how a literacy coach made a substantial difference to students' literacy achievements, teachers' involvement in literacy strategies and whole-school culture at Allendale East Area School in South Australia. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Lessons ...