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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense (ACELA1482)

Elaborations
  • identifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a sentence
  • exploring doing and saying verbs in narrative texts to show how they give information about what characters do and say
  • exploring the use of sensing verbs and how they allow readers to know what characters think and feel
  • exploring the use of relating verbs in constructing definitions and descriptions
  • learning how time is represented through the tense of a verb, for example She arrived’, ‘She is arriving’ and adverbials of time, for example ‘She arrived yesterday’, ‘She is arriving in the morning’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Tense (Grammar),  Verbs

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