English / Year 7 / Literature / Examining literature

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand, interpret and discuss how language is compressed to produce a dramatic effect in film or drama, and to create layers of meaning in poetry, for example haiku, tankas, couplets, free verse and verse novels (ACELT1623)

Elaborations
  • experiencing the sound and rhythm of poetry, and using metalanguage, for example ‘refrain’ and ‘chant’, to discuss the layers of meaning that are created
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Haiku,  Suspense

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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 ...

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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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Syllabus bites: Exploring Asia-related texts

This resource has information, links and study guides on Asia-related texts to support the Australian Curriculum in English for Year 7, 8, 9, 10.

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Create your own illustrated haiku

This is a set of instructions that can be used to create an illustrated haiku - a form of traditional Japanese poetry. The resource includes seven written steps and a downloadable set of illustrated instructions to further support the written instructions. The resource also includes a list of materials required to complete ...

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Creating suspense: project example

This downloadable zip file is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources and supports a lesson plan on creating suspense. This resource includes several suspenseful film examples that have been created using Adobe Premiere Elements 10. There are also folders that include all the assets required to undertake ...

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Exploring haiku

This learning sequence explores the structure and examples of Japanese haiku poetry. Students consider how compressed language can produce dramatic and unexpected effects by beginning with an interactive simulated writing experience and then conducting a deeper study of both classic and contemporary haiku.

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Poetry with Robert Adamson

Australian poet Robert Adamson speaks to Tom Tilley about his extraordinary life, including his experience of being sent to a boys' home as a teenager, of his life-changing discovery of Bob Dylan, and of the spiritual connection he feels with the Hawkesbury River. The Golden Bird is a collection of his poems written throughout ...

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Indonesian Poetry and Translation

This learning sequence explores Indonesian poetry and translation. Students have the opportunity to interpret poems by listening, viewing and reading; explore poetry translation issues and poetry techniques; and develop inter-cultural awareness.

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Robert Adamson's psyche in division

Sometimes poems can succinctly and powerfully convey some very difficult ideas and concepts. For example, 'psyche in division' - a line from a Robert Adamson poem - expresses a very complex emotion in just three words. How else might Robert have expressed his feelings?

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Poetry from the Poetry foundaton - iTunes app

View poems from classic and contemporary poets. From William Shakespeare to T.S. Eliot to Emily Dickinson this app turns your device into a mobile poetry library. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Poetry in Chinese calligraphy

This is a video showing four poems written in traditional Chinese calligraphy script. The poems are narrated in Chinese (with English subtitles) by Senior Research Fellow and Curator at the Asian Arts Museum, Joseph Chang. In addition, details about the author and the style of Chinese calligraphy used in each poem are shown. ...