English / Year 1 / Literacy / Creating texts

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)

Elaborations
  • referring to learned knowledge of text structure and grammar when creating a new text
  • applying new vocabulary appropriately in creating text
  • learning how to plan spoken and written communications so that listeners and readers might follow the sequence of ideas or events
  • beginning to consider audience in designing a communication involving visual components, selecting images for maximum impact
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Illustration,  Grammar,  Punctuation

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

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Story Monster

Story Monster is a fun online literacy game that uses the moving image to promote student learning. In the game, students design a hungry monster who loves to gobble up words. But the monster will need help with what to eat - he can only be fed well-structured sentences. When a complete sentence has been eaten, the monster ...

Teacher resource

Story building

This is a resource about how stories can be represented dramatically, using the imagination as a starting point. It features a video of Vikki Doig and a 'postman' who demonstrate the process of dramatising a story using your imagination. The resource includes templates for a pirate hat and a postcard; questions for response ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

My design: talking dinosaur: create own 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. Add a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. You can change ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Viewing map of development

This is a comprehensive description of six phases in student development of the viewing mode - beginning, early, exploratory, consolidating, proficient and advanced. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and intended to help teachers map students’ progress in viewing, the resource emphasises ...

Teacher resource

Procedural writing

Students in this Year 1 class learn about different procedural texts and the criteria for writing their own procedure. In a lesson, the students write a procedure for making fairy bread. The teacher reiterates the steps the students need to follow and relates this to a practical activity from the previous day's lesson. ...

Teacher resource

Creating stories

A teacher of a class of 27 students, of whom 18 are learning English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), selects age-appropriate content from the Year 1 Australian Curriculum: English. The lesson is part of a unit of work to create stories. In the lesson, the teacher integrates the content from the Language and ...

Moving Image

Sculpting ideas into stories with Andy Griffiths

Watch this clip to learn how Andy Griffiths turns his ideas into stories. In particular, listen to the way Andy describes how his collaboration with illustrator Terry Denton works. Now team up with a friend or family member and take on the roles of author and illustrator. What ideas can you come up with by working together? ...

Teacher resource

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 English

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 ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

My design: talking cat: create own text

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

Teacher resource

Create a photostory

This is a resource that focuses on how to make a photostory using a simple sequence of photographs. It includes two videos featuring Clare Phillips explaining how photos can be arranged to create a story, and how to plan and photograph your own photostory; two activity sheets; one photo sheet; a glossary; questions for ...

Teacher resource

Modelling focus group teaching

A classroom teacher who is also a literacy leader models teaching strategies she uses in a Year 1 literacy writing session to ensure students’ literacy requirements are met. Here the teacher demonstrates the instructional strategies used when working with a small focus group to extend and improve their literacy skills.

Teacher resource

Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...

Teacher resource

Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

Interactive Resource

Word Mover - iTunes app

Explore language by moving tiles to create words, phrases, and poems in this sandbox style app. Choose a background then add words from word banks and existing famous works or type in your own. Print, email or save your finished work to the camera roll. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Moving Image

A song about black swans

Discover a graceful Australian bird, the black swan. Watch the images (pictures) and listen to the lyrics (words) of the song by Don Spencer as he sings about the black swan.

Teacher resource

CEOWA early literacy intervention

This teacher resource describes the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia's (CEOWA's) successful Early Literacy Intervention strategy, which provides intensive daily individual reading and writing intervention for the lowest-achieving students in year 1. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; ...

Teacher resource

Discover Dairy: from milk to dairy foods

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of inquiry about milk production and how milk can be turned into other foods we eat. It includes six inquiry sequences to develop understandings dairy cows, what they produce, and how it gets to consumers. This resource includes links to images, online videos and other Internet ...