English / Year 6 / Literacy / Interacting with others

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816)

Elaborations
  • participating in pair, group, class, school and community speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, discussions, debates and presentations
  • using effective strategies for dialogue and discussion in range of familiar and new contexts, including speaking clearly and coherently and at appropriate length, acknowledging and extending the contributions of others, asking pertinent questions and answering others’ questions
  • choosing vocabulary and spoken text and sentence structures for particular purposes and audiences, adapting language choices to meet the perceived audience needs, such as recounting an excursion to a younger class or welcoming a visitor to a school function
  • experimenting with voice effects for different audiences and purposes, such as tone, volume, pitch and pace, recognising the effects these have on audience understanding and engagement
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Speaking,  Register (Language)

Interactive Resource

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Moving Image

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Teacher resource

Sports broadcasting

The teacher, who is a member of the school's Professional Learning Team supports individual teachers at her school who are grouped according to experience and need in the area of information and communication technology (ICT). She provides support by responding to a teacher's particular curriculum needs, modeling for the ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: make a walking track

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

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Assessment resource

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Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

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Interactive resource

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Assessment resource

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Teacher resource

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Teacher resource

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Interactive Resource

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Interactive Resource

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Teacher resource

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Interactive Resource

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