English / Year 2 / Literature / Examining literature

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592)

Elaborations
  • exploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class members may bring from home
  • learning to recite, sing or create interpretations of poems, chants, rhymes or songs from students’ own and other different cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Chants

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.

Moving Image

Rhyme time

Do all poems have to rhyme? Matt from the Sydney Story Factory explains how rhyme can be used in poetry to achieve certain effects, but sometimes deliberately not rhyming can be just as effective!

Moving Image

Big Bird rhymes

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!

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

A song about emus

Imagine what it would be like to be a bird that cannot fly? Watch the clip and listen to the song by Don Spencer that captures in words and rhythm how the flightless emu thunders through the Australian bush.

Moving Image

A song about wombats

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about wombats performed by Don Spencer. Watch some wombats doing what they do best - dig!

Teacher resource

Speaking and listening resource book

This is a detailed resource book that supports teachers in understanding and teaching speaking and listening. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and a companion resource for the ‘Speaking and listening map of development’, its focus is on: different forms of spoken language; speaking and ...

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.

Moving Image

Andy Griffiths on writing songs and stories

What's the difference between writing song lyrics and writing a story? Andy Griffiths thinks they are quite similar. Why does he think this? How important is rhythm in Andy's stories? Next time you write a story, try reading it out loud and listen for the rhythm of the words. Can you make your story's rhythm sound even better?

Teacher resource

Speaking and listening map of development

This is a description of seven phases in student development of the speaking and listening modes - emergent, beginning, early, exploratory, consolidating, proficient and advanced. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program, the map is intended to help teachers chart students’ progress in speaking ...

Moving Image

A song about koalas

Some people mistakenly call a koala a bear, but it's not. Listen to this fun song by Don Spencer to find out how a koala might feel about being called a bear.

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.

Moving Image

A Song about a sulphur-crested cockatoo

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about sulphur-crested cockatoos performed by Don Spencer. Get a close up look at a sulphur-crested cockatoo and see the antics (funny actions) it gets up to.

Interactive Resource

Nursery Rhymes with Story Time - iTunes app

Read or listen to seven nursery rhymes. Interact with the images on each page. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Moving Image

A song about kangaroos

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.

Moving Image

A song about 'Aussie sharks'

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about sharks performed by Don Spencer. Watch some sharks as they roam the ocean.

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.

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.

Moving Image

A song about echidnas

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.