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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 ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 11: the best journey

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. The story is about a journey to Antarctica that Alice and her parents are going to take before they leave Melbourne for good, and focuses on what Alice learns and imagines about Antarctica’s environment ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: red and yellow paper

This is a one-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'Red and yellow paper', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story set in South Korea. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in a rhyming game, discussion, writing, research, and creating and presenting a photo-based digital text. Appropriate ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: a day at the races

This is a one-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'A day at the races', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story set in Hong Kong. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in research, debate and discussion. It also includes activities focusing on the importance of effective scene-setting ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: a school day

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'School day', the tenth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. Students consider aspects of school such as uniforms, lunches and rules through discussion and group work, including carrying out a survey and using a bar chart and pie chart to present ...

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Mimi, 2002: Do you know any 'real Aborigines'?

This clip shows Catherine (Sophie Lee) terrified by a Mimi sculpture that has come to life in her apartment. Catherine is shown surveying the bloodlike tracks that have appeared on the walls. Clearly frightened, she grabs a kitchen knife and tries to dial emergency services. She then confronts the Mimi but it remains inanimate. ...