English / Foundation / Literature / Creating literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580)

Elaborations
  • drawing, labelling and role playing representations of characters or events
  • reciting rhymes with actions
  • using digital technologies to retell events and recreate characters from favourite print and film texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Personal responses,  Imaginative texts,  Illustration,  Role-playing

Teacher resource

Playing with texts

This teaching resource contains a variety of interactive activities that will engage your early years students with narrative and informative texts. Use its selection of enjoyable game-based learning experiences to explore text types, characters, settings, narrative sequencing, story mapping and strategies for adding meaning ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites – responding to literature

A web page with information, teacher guides and resources on responding to texts. This resource supports the NSW English K-10 syllabus.

Interactive resource

Story map: tool

Use an interactive tool to create a story map for a narrative. Recall the following elements of a story: title, setting, characters, orientation, complication and resolution. Then use a writing tool to add these elements to your story map. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Moving Image

Teddy Rock's 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'!

Sing along with Buzz, Belle and Bop as they perform 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' in this animated music video. Then have some fun exploring rhyme and description as you create your own verse for this classic nursery rhyme.

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Movie Maker - iTunes app

A basic editable stop-motion animation tool. Take a series of photos and let Lego movie stitch the frames together to create your own video. It has options to include visual effects and a soundtrack. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Moving Image

How to retell a story (for kids)

A short video (1:48) for students explains how to retell a story focusing on characters, setting and major events.

Interactive Resource

Story Creator - Easy Story Book Maker for Kids - iTunes app

Create a digital book with photos or video, text, drawings and audio recordings. You can share a story, record a procedure or retell a story from literature. Create a free account to backup your story online or share your book via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Little Story Creator - Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Collage Maker - iTunes app

Create a digital book with backgrounds, photos or video, text and titles, drawings, stickers and audio recordings. Tell an imaginative story, record a procedure, prepare an oral presentation or retell a story from literature. Sign up for a free account to share your book via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Talking Penguin 3D HD - iTunes app

Talk or read to the cute penguin character and hear him repeat your words back to you in his voice. Use the penguin to practise chants and rhymes, oral reading, oral presentations or detect rhyming words. Read him your written work to check for meaning. Record a video of the penguin speaking and save it to your device. ...

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Friends Story Maker - iTunes app

Create multimedia story books using background images, icons, Lego characters and accessories. Add your own text and audio recordings. You can publish your books to iBooks and share them. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Teacher resource

The impact of innovative whole-class language strategies on language development

This teacher resource describes the successful language strategy developed by Mahogany Rise Primary School in Victoria. The strategy was introduced in the first year of schooling in response to more than 90 per cent of the children having language delays or impairments. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary, ...

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Friends Story Maker - Google Play app

Create multimedia story books using background images, icons, Lego characters and accessories. Add your own text and audio recordings. You can publish your books to iBooks and share them. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

My PlayHome - iTunes app

Play and experiment with all the elements of this interactive doll's house, including people, pets, food, furniture and appliances. There is something to do in every room. Act out a story, talk with others about what you see and do, or discuss what is the same and different about this house and your own home. Free when ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Storyboard: Flutter-by friends!

Explore the title and picture on the cover of 'Flutter-by friends!' Then make a prediction about the storyline. Listen to the story and follow as each word is underlined. Find out if your prediction matches the storyline. Put the jumbled events of the story in the right order.

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: dream: three parts

Help a dragon remember what happened in his dream. View three pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'first', 'then' and 'in the end' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

My design: talking car: create own text

Design a talking car to present at show and tell. Create your car by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Add a note about your car. Watch the animation. You can change your design as many times ...

Interactive resource

My design: talking dinosaur: choose text

Design a talking dinosaur to present at show and tell. Create your dinosaur by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your dinosaur. Decide on a name that suits your talking dinosaur. Select a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. You can change ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Procedural texts: let's make a banana split

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a banana split. Find the materials and ingredients you'll need for the banana split hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the banana split by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of ...

Interactive resource

My design: talking car: choose text

Design a talking car to present at show and tell. Create your car by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your car. Decide on a name that suits your talking car. Select a note about your car. Watch the animation. You can change your design as many times ...

Teacher resource

On the farm - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the characteristics of farm animals so they can begin to write descriptive text. This unit is particularly aimed at ESL (NESB) students and those who have limited experience of the world beyond their immediate lives. Students have regular opportunities to listen to and use correct ...

Interactive Resource

Bear and Chook by the Sea

This learning object is designed around a series of videos with Lisa Shanahan, author, and Emma Quay, illustrator, including a reading experience of their collaborative work, Bear and Chook by the Sea. Taken as a whole, this sequence of lessons is a Stage 1 unit of work that results in students working in pairs to produce ...

Teacher resource

Who are the families of the world?

This is a unit of work about the diversity of families around the world. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled We are family; Who are the people in my family?; Families that work together; Let's remember the good times; ...

Collection

Explore letters, words and text

This collection of 16 interactive learning objects supports early years learners to recognise upper- and lower-case letters, words and sentences and to create and sequence multimodal texts. The selected items in the collection are representative of others in their series, and they provide strong visual and audio support ...