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English / Year 2 / Literacy / Creating texts

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Curriculum content descriptions

Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure (ACELY1672)

  • reading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve meaning, for example replacing an everyday noun with a technical one in an informative text
  • checking spelling using a dictionary
  • checking for inclusion of relevant punctuation including capital letters to signal names, as well as sentence beginnings, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • making significant changes to their texts using a word processing program ( for example add, delete or move sentences)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Editing,  Spelling,  Punctuation

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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 ...

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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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Spell Block Academy

A spatial-movement, word, puzzle game that has most value for early-primary learners. It has a dictionary that reinforces familiarity with common word families and high-frequency words. The game also has a dictionary editor, which allows teachers and parents to create custom dictionaries that can be used to support classroom/homework ...

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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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The right shop for spelling

Imagine a shop where you can only buy words and letters. Join the latest customer in the word shop as he browses 'ight' words and 'and' words. The shopkeeper has a storybook and a film to help you understand how letters work together to build words.

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Water for life

This is a unit of work about the importance of water. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Ways we use water; Where our water comes from; Carrying water; Sharing a precious resource; and Wonderful water. The activities ...

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Writing resource book

This is a detailed resource book that supports teachers in their teaching of writing. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program and a companion resource for the ‘Writing map of development’, its focus is on: different forms of text; writing processes, strategies and conventions; and the contexts ...

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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.

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Made in Australia

Ian the magician tries a trick with three pieces of silk. What will he make in his magic tube? Watch him carefully in case he makes a mistake.

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The word again, Mrs Boltcutter

Mrs Boltcutter has a sore throat. Her doctor needs her to say a word so he can find out what the problem is. In this clip from The Magic Bag, find out why Mrs Boltcutter has such trouble saying the word. Or was she playing a game after all?

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GeogSpace: Language of geography

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 examines the processes of reading and writing using a variety of texts and resources. Illustration 2 supports the development of required knowledge and understandings ...

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Chloe's spelling secret

Listen to the clues and discover how the Word Squad detectives solved the mystery of the missing letters in 'ch' words. Meet Miss Pronounced, the new secretary. Does she really want to help the detectives discover the 'ch' thief?

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Writing map of development

This is a map of seven phases in students’ writing development - role-play, experimental, early, transitional, conventional, proficient and accomplished - supported by suggestions for teaching and learning experiences to enhance writing development. Part of the internationally recognised ‘First Steps’ literacy program, ...

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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.

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Are silent letters part of an evil plan?

The evil magician Wordlock explains his plan to destroy the alphabet with silent letters. Wordlock's assistant Miss Spelt tries to point out a problem with his plan. Will Wordlock listen to reason?

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Wrestling the amazing silent letters

Mr Wren teaches wrestling, using lots of 'w' words. You might notice something amazing about the words Mr Wren writes on his board. They all begin with the letter 'w' but when Mr Wren reads them, you will hear a different sound. Find out what's going on at Wren's Wrestling School.

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Recognising punctuation: year 2

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on identifying punctuation and phrasing for fluency in a year 2 class. In the vignette there is a professional conversation between a teacher and a school leader about how the teacher uses a variety of ways to teach ...

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Visual spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on using the 'Look, say, cover, write, check' strategy to explicitly teach visual spelling in a year 2 classroom. Gathering data from student work samples, the teacher works with a small group, modelling the strategy ...

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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.

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Smarter Schools approach to teaching beginning reading and spelling

This is a teacher resource about the Smarter Schools strategy successful implemented by 30 Catholic and independent schools in Tasmania to improve the progress of students in reading and spelling. The strategy uses mainly an oral language approach to teaching phonics and phonemic awareness in an integrated and systematic ...