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News story [no spoken instructions]

Explore where newspapers come from and go to. Follow the production cycle of a newspaper: forest plantation, paper mill, printing press, newsagents, readers, waste paper and recycling. Look at how planting trees and recycling paper help the environment.

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Healthy life survey: bringing lunch to school

Explore how many kids bring lunch to school and whether their lunch contains fruit. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids at different ages who bring lunch to school. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable ...

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Point of view: newspaper report

Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs and adverbial phrases for the report. ...

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Point of view: newspaper report 2: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a surfing accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs ...

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Ant safari

This ABC In Depth feature article includes some good advice for exploring local ant populations as well as an excellent information report on Australian ants: the different types and their roles.

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Informational writing for kids

A series of eight short videos for students on informational writing. This resource explains the difference between fiction and non-fiction, choosing a topic, making a plan, writing an introduction, writing a draft, writing a closure, making a table of contents and making a glossary.

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Procedural writing

Students in this Year 1 class learn about different procedural texts and the criteria for writing their own procedure. In a lesson, the students write a procedure for making fairy bread. The teacher reiterates the steps the students need to follow and relates this to a practical activity from the previous day's lesson. ...

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Uluru: a landform in a landscape

A teacher of students with individual learning needs selects the Year 8 unit of study: Landscapes and Landforms to develop age-equivalent learning activities to develop and enhance her students’ sense of wonder and curiosity about places and environments and to provide an authentic context for developing their individual ...

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Creating stories

A teacher of a class of 27 students, of whom 18 are learning English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), selects age-appropriate content from the Year 1 Australian Curriculum: English. The lesson is part of a unit of work to create stories. In the lesson, the teacher integrates the content from the Language and ...

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Analysing language in narrative texts

A teacher of a class of 20 students, of whom 7 are learning English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D), selects age-appropriate content from the Year 3 English learning area in the Australian Curriculum. The lesson is part of a unit of work that analyses narrative texts and integrates content from the Language, Literature ...

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An integrated approach

The teacher, who is also the deputy principal, develops an integrated unit of work for a class of students ranging from 5 to 12 years of age. All of her students have individual learning goals. The teacher uses an integrated planning approach to link content from English and science across the primary year levels. In this ...

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Meeting future energy needs

A teacher of Year 8 science, who is also the sustainability co-ordinator, ensures all students are engaged, supported and challenged during a practical investigation into the transference and transformation of energy. He draws from the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability to provide an authentic context to the science ...

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Rights and Freedoms

A teacher of year 10 History guides her students through a revision lesson on the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In order to meet the broad range of learning needs in the class, the teacher provides alternative representations of teaching and learning materials. For a student ...

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Planning for geography field work

A head of curriculum meets with two class teachers to support them as they plan their Year 8 Geography unit of study and prepare for an excursion to the local area. The teachers describe how they intend to take into account the individual learning needs of their students and discuss how they have personalised the teaching ...

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Field work in a local context

A teacher of students with individual learning needs in a multi-age class selects the Year 8 unit of study: Landscapes and Landforms. The teacher aims to develop her students’ sense of wonder and curiosity about familiar places and the local environment in addition to developing an understanding of the connection Aboriginal ...

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Significance of landscapes to people

Teachers of students with individual learning needs combine classes as part of their Year 8 unit of study: Landscapes and Landforms. The aim for this lesson is to develop students’ understanding of the connection Aboriginal Peoples have to the land through an interactive story. Teachers use an interactive story designed ...

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Writing a persuasive letter

A teacher of a class of EAL/D students selects age-appropriate content from the Year 9 Australian Curriculum for English. The lesson is part of a unit of work to teach students how to create persuasive texts in the form of complaint letters. In the lesson, the teacher provides a series of interrelated learning experiences ...

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Early colonists: builders or destroyers

Two Year 5 teachers at this school collaborate and team teach as a strategy to meet the needs of all students in their classes. In this lesson students were organised in mixed-ability groups, with one of the groups consisting of high-ability students. The students re-examined the ‘Port Adelaide looking north along Commercial ...

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Riddle of the black panther: the search

Track down a black panther reported to be prowling around a town. Interview witnesses and gather information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the evidence most likely to be accurate. Rate reliability ...