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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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Primary English: models and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'modelling texts' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers are provided with guidance about ...

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Primary English: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers expose students to a wide range ...

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Poets paint words - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how Australian paintings can be used to inspire students to write poetry as well as to develop their skills in visual literacy and oral and aural semiotic systems. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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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 'Stages of life' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11512 'Stages of life - unit of work'. Students engage in a sequence of structured activities in Science and Drama to develop their knowledge and understanding of the cycle of life of plants and the cycle of life of humans.

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Transforming Shakespeare: 'Romeo and Juliet' - unit of work

In this unit, students closely analyse key scenes from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' and consider the characters, themes, issues and the power of the language. Students revisit their prior knowledge of Shakespeare, analyse his use of language and dramatic techniques, perform key speeches or scenes, and transform a scene to ...

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On my soapbox - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the elements of good public speaking, research a topic, and develop and justify a point of view in a presentation to an audience.

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Let's play the blame game - unit of work

In this unit students will be introduced to Shakespeare, his life, some of his works and his language. Particular focus will be given to 'Romeo and Juliet'. The unit culminates with a classroom court scene, with students deciding who is to blame for Juliet’s death.

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Ned Kelly - hero or villain?

In this unit of work, students will use a liturgy of letters, ballads and folklore to investigate and determine whether Ned Kelly was a hero or a villain.

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Using 'Shake speak' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea recounts and illustrates the experiences of teaching the R11557 'Shake speak - unit of work' to a year 10 class. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Thursday Island State High School studied the language, themes and characters in 'Romeo and Juliet' and incorporated their own cultural experiences ...

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Using 'All this can I truly deliver' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11555 'All this can I truly deliver - unit of work'. The unit enables senior students to understand, relate to and develop an informed personal interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Students actively explore the play using a range of drama activities.

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What storm is this? - unit of work

This unit uses a scaffolded approach to bring students to independently retell an aspect of the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' using their own languages and cultural stories, both traditional and popular. The unit is designed to draw on students' interest, knowledge and skills to maximise their engagement with the text. Drama ...

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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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Politics with punch - unit of work

In this unit of work, students analyse the meanings and messages of different Australian political cartoons through closely examining subject, target, style, symbol, tone and captions. Students use digital and traditional learning tools to creatively and critically respond to the situations, people and events represented.

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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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Writing an adventure - unit of work

This unit of work takes students through a series of scaffolded activities in which they construct and write an adventure story for younger children. Students learn about: types of adventure stories, narrative time structures, processes for structuring narratives at the stages of orientation, complication and resolution, ...

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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? - unit of work

In this unit of work students examine a variety of texts that feature a wolf as a key character. They distinguish between fiction and non-fiction texts and focus on storybooks to compare and contrast the interpretations. They use a variety of dramatic techniques to help them understand the characters and develop their own ...

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Growing and changing - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the concepts of growing and changing and learn how to write descriptions and explanations.

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The big M - unit of work

This unit is designed for students who find the subject of English difficult, and who have little experience with Shakespeare. It introduces students to a basic appreciation of Shakespeare, his life and times, and the story, characters and themes of 'Macbeth'.