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Inanimate Alice episode 1: China

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 1, Alice is living with her parents in a remote region of northern China when her father goes missing.

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Inanimate Alice episode 2: Italy

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 2, Alice is separated from her parents while they are on a skiing holiday in Italy.

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Inanimate Alice episode 3: Russia

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 3, Alice and her parents are living in Russia; Alice hides in her cupboard while her parents argue with some angry strangers in the next room.

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Inanimate Alice episode 4: hometown

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 4, Alice finds herself trapped on top of a building when a staircase collapses.

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: buried treasure

This is a one-page document with suggested literacy activities for students and relates to 'Buried treasure', the second 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in personal reflection, discussion, research and creative responses linked to the storyline and the settings of Dampier ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: modern art

This is a one-page document with suggested literacy activities for students relating to 'Modern art', the third 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in personal reflection, discussion, writing and other creative responses linked to the story's content and text features. ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: broken things

This is a one-page document with suggested literacy activities for students relating to 'Broken things', the fourth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in oral work including storytelling and debate, research about other countries, and a variety of creative responses. One ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 5: homework

This is multimodal text - Alice’s creative writing homework (self-graded A++) that combines short chunks of handwritten text with drawings and photos. The third-person narrative is about an adventure that Alice imagines involving her digitally created ‘friend’ Brad, and her neighbour’s delightful dog Tilly, while Alice ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 12: no goodbyes

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as drawings and emoticons. In this story the time has finally come for Alice and her parents to leave Melbourne. At first Alice prefers to hide, with Tilly the dog for comfort, rather than pack her things ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: homework

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'Homework', the fifth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in group activities and research relating to the story's homework theme, and also includes discussion and creative writing ideas focusing ...

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Inanimate Alice pedagogy project: lesson plans and education resource pack

This document comprises lesson plans, student resources and assessment activities that accompany the Inanimate Alice series of digital curriculum resources. Inanimate Alice uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell stories about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century.

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Inanimate Alice photo story 1: Tilly and Brad

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with colour photos and other visual elements such as line drawings. Set in Melbourne, the first-person narrative focuses on an adventure a young girl has involving some bees and a delightful dog, Tilly. It also introduces Alice's mysterious digital ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 2: buried treasure

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with snapshot-style photos and images of particular objects or details. The first-person narrative is about Alice's adventures in Western Australia and focuses on the Burrup Peninsula, where she sees Aboriginal rock art and discovers a nest of turtle ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 3: modern art

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with colour photos and other visual elements such as speech bubbles (in English and Greek) and artwork. In this third episode of the 'Alice in Australia' series, Alice is looking after the neighbours' dog, Tilly, while they are in Greece, and her ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 4: broken things

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with colour photos and other visual elements, including maps. In this episode of the 'Alice in Australia' series, Alice's dad is travelling for work and this takes her to Singapore and her Aunt Xui Li's apartment high above the city. The story focuses ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 6: game play

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with bright computer-style graphics as well as other visual elements such as a photo. Alice and her friends like computer games and so does her dad, who has taught her how to make her own games on her digital player. Now Dad is in Hong Kong and ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 7: an audio story

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos, drawings and bright computer-style graphics, and also includes a variety of recorded sounds. The first-person narrative focuses on a homework task of creating an audio story, which Alice is working on with the help of her friends Carol ...

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Inanimate Alice: photo story 9: a day at the races

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a recurring heart symbol, as well as sound effects. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice and her parents are in Hong Kong. Alice’s mum has family here and it is also where she and ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 8: red and yellow paper

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice’s family is in the city of Busan in South Korea on one of her dad’s work trips. A special part of the trip for Alice is that she goes ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 10: a school day

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as drawings and speech bubbles. Alice usually has her schooling with a tutor because of her family’s frequent travels, but in this story she is going to school for a day with her Melbourne friends Carol ...