English / Year 2 / Literature / Responding to literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts (ACELT1589)

Elaborations
  • discussing each others’ preferences for stories set in familiar or unfamiliar worlds, or about people whose lives are like or unlike their own
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Personal responses

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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.

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Investigating eggs in stories and science

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 2 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. Students will use everyday language and topic-specific vocabulary ...

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Horton Hears a Who

This resource for primary school children examines the Dr Seuss picture book classic and the film based on the book. It examines the theme of sustainability. It contains questions and activities on the book and the film, as well as a teacher guide.

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Just like me: Kaneisha, Dawit and Mana

Meet three children who like different things, Kaneisha, Dawit and Mana. Choose your favourite things from several groups such as musical instruments, pets and places. Discover the children's favourite things. See if they match your choices. Notice that some of the children's favourite things are different to yours. This ...

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Just like me: Rose, Dawit and Zeina

Meet three children who like different things, Rose, Dawit and Zeina. Choose your favourite things from several groups such as musical instruments, pets and places. Discover the children's favourite things. See if they match your choices. Notice that some of the children's favourite things are different to yours.

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Just like me: Mana, Kaneisha and Sammy

Meet three children who like different things, Mana, Kaneisha and Sammy. Choose your favourite things from several groups such as musical instruments, pets and places. Discover the children's favourite things. See if they match your choices. Notice that some of the children's favourite things are different to yours. This ...

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Just like me: Mana, Rose and Zeina

Meet three children who like different things, Mana, Rose and Zeina. Choose your favourite things from several groups such as musical instruments, pets and places. Discover the children's favourite things. See if they match your choices. Notice that some of the children's favourite things are different to yours. This learning ...

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Just like me: Sammy, Zeina and Dawit

Meet three children who like different things, Sammy, Zeina and Dawit. Choose your favourite things from several groups such as musical instruments, pets and places. Discover the children's favourite things. See if they match your choices. Notice that some of the children's favourite things are different to yours. This ...

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Storytelling traditions - unit of work

In this unit of work, students learn about storytelling traditions and how they may be used to pass on important cultural knowledge, such as Dreaming. They listen to, read and view traditional stories now told using writing, illustrations and digital forms. They respond to the stories by creating oral, written and visual ...

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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

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Frog tales - unit of work

Students investigate frogs by examining a collection of fiction and non-fiction resources and creating a class anthology of frog stories.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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; ...

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Reading the landscape

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 1 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit of inquiry will allow students to develop their ...

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Our many identities

This is a unit of work about children's multiple identities and the importance of being inclusive and non-discriminatory. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Celebrating arriving in my family; Multiple identities, ...

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MoneySmart: Pancakes can make a difference

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around a student fundraising event. The resource is intended for the early years. It consists of 15 student activities supported by teacher notes on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of the unit. Student activities include ...

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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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Starting Smart: playing by the rules: entertain and persuade

This curriculum resource package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work for students in years 1-3. The unit focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of narrative and persuasive texts. The lessons use a range of ...

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Starting Smart: my heritage: entertain, inform and persuade

This curriculum resource package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of texts that inform and persuade. The seven lesson plans model a range of literacy teaching ...