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English / Year 8 / Literacy / Interacting with others

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content, including multimodal elements, to reflect a diversity of viewpoints (ACELY1731)

Elaborations
  • creating texts that express views and values other than students’ own
  • researching subject matter on social issues and/or relationships and presenting ideas in particular ways to appeal to different audiences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Oral presentations

Video

The story of 'Waltzing Matilda' and Winton

What do the words of 'Waltzing Matilda' mean and where did they come from? Find out about 'Waltzing Matilda' and Winton, the town where Banjo Paterson wrote his ballad. Discover what the song means to the town today.

Text

Book Review

This resource provides advice to students on how to present a three-minute book review, with advice on how to write the review, and how to present it orally.

Video

Representing diversity with Sally Rippin

How important do you think it is for writers to represent a diversity of experiences and perspectives in their books? What does Sally Rippin say about the world she represents in her stories? Who are the characters she writes and illustrates?

Video

Who wants to be a journo?

Learn about being a journalist in this clip from Triple J Hack journalist Sophie McNeill. As you watch, consider the way the clip has been constructed to promote journalism as a career choice to a particular audience.

Video

Exploring the skills of a radio presenter

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a DJ at a radio station? Watch this clip to find out about a bunch of young people who are doing just that. While you're watching, we'll explore some of the skills you might need to present your own radio show.

Video

Hitting the funny bone with comedian Josh Thomas

Josh Thomas is one of Australia's favourite comedians. What is it about his routines that keep his audience in stitches? Sit back and have a giggle as you investigate the nature of humour in this clip.

Audio

At home in the country

What is the best thing about living on a farm out in the countryside? What is the worst? How does where you live make you the person you are today? Listen to Jane Gould from Boort, finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people, talk of the connectedness she feels to the land on which she lives.

Interactive

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy

A resource with information, study guides and resources on visual literacy to support the English K-10 Australian Curriculum in English. It provides a series of activities, guidelines and tasks about visual texts from a variety of sources. Contains writing scaffolds, templates and proformas for responding and composing ...

Interactive

Creating Digital Stories

This resource focuses on the creation of digital stories for students with supporting activities and links to resources. It has advice and help for students to compose, adapt and publish your digital stories. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

Interactive

Considering responsibility in debates

Students learn how to discuss responsibility when debating.

Interactive

Successfully speaking

How do some people command an audience using only the instrument of their own voice? Why do some speeches change the world, while others make us change the channel? Learn how your understanding of the purpose and context of your speech can help you to engage your audience so your speeches can make a difference too.

Interactive

Marvellous mechanisms

Students develop skills in how to use mechanisms in a debate.

Interactive

Characterisation in debates

Students learn how to use characterisation and descriptive language in debating.

Interactive

Deep diving into definitions

Explore definitions in debating from the negative team's perspective.

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Find your voice

Students learn about, compose and perform slam poetry.

Interactive

Secondary English: collaboration

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'collaboration' 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 provide students with opportunities ...

Interactive

Strictly Speaking

A public speaking resource including videos of student speeches, interviews, adjudicator comments, adults talking about their public speaking experiences, and support activities.