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BBC The Magic Key: Lug and the giant storks

This simple game tests recognition of capital letters. Students replace flashing lower-case letters with capitals chosen from a list. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's The Magic Key collection.

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BBC Skillswise: sentence structure - make a sentence

This is a game in which students construct sentences that make sense, have a verb, start with a capital letter and end with appropriate punctuation. Students choose the correct phrase from five options, then add it to a stem to make it a complete sentence. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's ...

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Alphabet tricks and mysteries

The adventures of the Word Squad detectives, Charlie Syntax and Inspector Lexicon, continue. Ian, the magician, performs a trick with alphabet cards and a singer performs an alphabet song. These clues help the detectives solve the stolen letter mystery. Can they stop the thief in time?

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Bob Peep's missing sheep

Charlie Syntax, from the Word Squad, is lost in a field. He asks for help from Bob Peep who fell asleep and lost his sheep. See what happens when Charlie and Bob look for clues. Will they find the thief who stole Bob's sheep?

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Starting Smart: having fun: retelling personal experiences

This curriculum package provides Foundation year teachers with information, activities and resources for a term plan for developing and extending children's skills in: retelling personal experiences; using vocabulary for social language and describing positions; and understanding that speech can be written down. It includes ...

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BBC Skillswise: blown away - activity

This is a simple game about capital letters. Students view a series of sentences connected to the workplace context of a hair and beauty salon. Each sentence has a capital letter missing and students select the correct letter to be capitalised from a group of three. Students receive immediate feedback on whether their choice ...

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BBC Skillswise: play your caps right - activity

This is a game about capital letters. Students are presented with sentences in which one of the words should have a capital letter. They have to work out which word should be capitalised and choose the correct capital letter from three shown on the screen. Students receive immediate feedback on whether their choice is right ...

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BBC Skillswise: put text into sentences - activity

This is a game about adding capital letters and full stops to turn text into correctly punctuated sentences. Students choose from six text styles including an accident report and a formal letter and can hear the text they have selected read aloud. A 'Help' button gives directions on how to play the game, while the 'How ...

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Question marks and exclamation marks

This is an interactive resource focusing on punctuation using capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks. It contains 15 examples, each of which present the user with one or two sentences to be punctuated. The three main editing buttons allow the user to change capitalisation and insert an exclamation mark or ...

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The sentence: capital letters and full stops

This is an interactive punctuation resource focusing on capital letters and full stops, containing nine examples for the user to complete. Each example presents the user with one or two unedited sentences that must be punctuated with capitals and full stops, before the user can view the correct answer. The three main editing ...

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Patterns

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year F in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit examines patterns in literature and language, with ...

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Recognising punctuation: Foundation

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on exploring sentence construction and the purpose of punctuation for a Foundation classroom. In the vignette the teacher uses a range of text-familiarity activities before modelling deconstructing and constructing ...

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Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

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Home and school support learning

A teacher of a prep class acknowledges the influence of a 'play-based approach' on her teaching. This is used to support her students' literacy, numeracy and social skills. The teacher timetables an 'Investigations' session during part of each day when students are allocated specific roles. These include assigning data-recording ...

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Collins Big Cat - Around the World Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - At the Dump Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - It Was a Cold, Dark Night Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - In the Garden Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - My Bike Ride Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - Playing Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.