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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore how language is used differently at home and school depending on the relationships between people (ACELA1428)

Elaborations
  • learning that language varies according to the relationships between people, for example between parent and child, teacher and student, siblings, friends, shopkeepers and customers
  • learning that we use a different tone and style of language with different people
  • learning to ask relevant questions and to express requests and opinions in ways that suit different contexts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Word meanings,  Family relationship

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How schools teach literacy

This information is ideal for educating families about their child's language development. It explains how schools teach oral language (speaking and listening), reading and writing. It provides information about literacy development in these areas including the activities children participate in at school, the skills they ...

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Your child's literacy development milestones

This suite of information is ideal for educating families about their child's literacy development . It provides a guide to development in the areas of oral language, reading and writing. Key milestones are listed within broad age groups: beginning (0-3 years), early emergent (3 to 5 years) and early years of school. The ...

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Talking Time: an exploration of time - how we change over time

This integrated lesson sequence that explores the concept and language of time and then moves to using sources and artefacts to show their own personal history. Students will share personal artefacts and those shared from their families to explore concepts of time, history and change.

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Work sample Foundation Year English: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Foundation Year English. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 English

This unit of work focuses on developing student understanding of the importance of being track safe and the key message 'Stop, Look, Listen, Think'. It builds students' familiarity with the vocabulary and key concepts related to rail safety and provides differentiated activities for writers at different stages of development ...

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SpellingCity - iTunes app

Learn and practise your spelling, grammar and vocabulary with 10 multimodal spelling games. Build customised word lists and test yourself on your spelling. SpellingCity is a companion app for the www.spellingcity.com website. Free when reviewed 7/6/15.

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SpellingCity - Google Play app

Learn and practise your spelling, grammar and vocabulary with 10 multimodal spelling games. Build customised word listsand test yourself on your spelling. SpellingCity is a companion app for the www.spellingcity.com website. Free when reviewed 7/6/15.

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Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

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Procedural texts: let's make a banana split

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a banana split. Find the materials and ingredients you'll need for the banana split hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the banana split by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of ...

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Sentence builder: prehistoric: tool

Help a caveman use a sentence builder machine to create past-tense sentences. Spin each rock to see a new word for your sentence. Choose words from five groups: when, who, what, where and setting.

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Talking dino - app for iPad

This is an iPad app. Design a talking dinosaur to present at show and tell. Create your dinosaur by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your dinosaur. Decide on a name that suits your talking dinosaur. Select a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. ...