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Listed under:  Language  >  Text types  >  Imaginative texts  >  Narratives
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A flight of fantasy - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the fantasy genre by examining a series of titles by Anna and Barbara Fienberg. They dramatise the thoughts and feelings of the characters through simple drama activities and develop their narrative writing skills through a focus on descriptive and figurative language. The unit is ...

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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

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Studying the Australian Novel in Senior English Courses

This resource assists teachers to support students in Years 10-12 in understanding the nature and elements of the realist novel. It does so through examining elements of the novel form, illustrating these elements through the close study of Andrew McGahan’s 'The White Earth' and reinforcing understanding of each element ...

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Storytelling traditions - unit of work

In this unit of work, students learn about storytelling traditions and how they may be used to pass on important cultural knowledge, such as Dreaming. They listen to, read and view traditional stories now told using writing, illustrations and digital forms. They respond to the stories by creating oral, written and visual ...

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Putting it in perspective - unit of work

This unit of work explores point of view in narrative. Students explore two meanings of the term 'point of view': personal point of view and narrative point of view. They learn about first-person and third-person omniscient point of view in narrative, and differentiate between 'narrator' and 'author'. Students then bring ...

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Starting Smart: global relationships: entertain and persuade

This curriculum package provides teachers of students in years 7-9 with background information, seven lesson plans, activities and resources. The focus is on developing and extending students' knowledge of texts that have a moral. Examples include printed fables and stories as well as films. The lessons model a range of ...

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Poetry and drama

This is an online resource that provides tools and activities for taking a poem from the page to the stage. It includes two videos featuring Complete Works Theatre Company's artistic director, Andrew Blackman, and his actors demonstrating the process of preparing a poem for the stage, four activity sheets, the poem 'Mulga ...

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Visual storytelling

This is an online resource about how stories can be represented visually by creating storybooks using natural materials and by sharing stories through 'talking circles', following traditions of Aboriginal cultures. It features two videos of storyteller Zelda Quakawoot outlining the process of creating a storybook, four ...

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The Power of the Pen - creating impactful texts

This is an interactive and engaging lesson aimed at developing a student’s ability to maximise the evocative nature of their fictional texts. This is an introduction into the use of advanced literary and poetic devices and the immediate responses they conjure in the minds of readers. Students will take away from this a ...

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Using 'Grandma Pickleberry's Cold' to teach recount writing in Foundation and Year 1

In this resource, students use the text ‘Grandma Pickleberry’s Cold’ to help them recount the events that have occurred into beginning, middle and end. The teacher then models how to write a recount, before allowing the students to do their own (with some scaffolding approaches included). This resource is a follow up to ...

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Blast off! Life in space - teacher resource

This teacher resource is a comprehensive sequence of teacher ideas and student activities that support the arts curriculum in drama and dance, using ideas about space exploration, the universe and the life of an astronaut as stimulus. It includes a link to the video 'Blast off with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim'. This video ...

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Hitting the refresh button: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea shows how students can develop an appreciation of the ways characters, stories or issues from a novel can be reshaped or refreshed in a film - in this case, Harper Lee’s 'To kill a mockingbird'. Students use TLF resources to consider ways in which imaginative texts can explore universal themes and social ...

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Using 'You say data, I say data' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea comments on the experiences of teaching R11452 'You say data (pronounced day-ta), I say data (pronounced dar-ta) - unit of work' to a year 6 class. The unit investigates different types of graphs and promotes students' skills and understandings in collecting, interpreting, evaluating and representing data.

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Frog tales - unit of work

Students investigate frogs by examining a collection of fiction and non-fiction resources and creating a class anthology of frog stories.

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'If we shadows have offended ...' - unit of work

This unit focuses on the practical, fully realised theatrical discovery of Shakespeare’s comedy 'A midsummer night’s dream'. Through a range of reading, writing and workshop opportunities, students explore the language, structure, story and presentational performance techniques of the Bard’s magical script, before trying ...

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Using 'The Scottish play' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11559 'The Scottish play - unit of work'. Students are introduced to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and explore its historical context, plot and themes through drama-based activities.

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Using 'Something wicked' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea is about teaching R11558 'Something wicked - unit of work' to a year 10 class. The teacher describes how she taught Shakespeare's Macbeth in a year 10 multi-level ESL classroom by incorporating cultural perspectives and using drama activities and multimedia to inspire and motivate students.

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The Scottish play - unit of work

In this unit of work, students are introduced to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', and explore the play’s historical context, plot and themes through drama-based activities. Assessment tasks throughout the unit include journal responses, character diary entries, self-devised scripts and art and design challenges. At the end of the ...

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Starting an adventure - unit of work

This unit of work explores elements of narrative in the context of a particular type of narrative, the adventure story. The unit is designed to help students understand the purpose of adventure stories, the narrative structure onto which the writer builds events, characters and setting, and how writers engage readers. Students ...

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Using 'Letter planet' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource L7855 'Letter planet: sh, ch, th' to develop their language skills. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.