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English / Year 5 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504)

Elaborations
  • becoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: narrative, procedure, exposition, explanation, discussion and informative text and how they can be composed and presented in written, digital and multimedia forms
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Text purpose,  Register (Language)

Assessment resource

Improve our town: arguments: assessment

Test your understanding of the arguments concerning a community issue. Help a local council decide on a development proposal. Determine whether the best use of a demolition site in the centre of town will be for a park or for a mall. Talk to people in the local community to find out their opinions. Restate the reasons given ...

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Pop star puzzle

Work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Examine clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an invitation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Use a model structure and sample paragraphs to build your own newspaper article: headline, introduction, summary ...

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Fashion design: market research

Examine customer profiles: gender, age, workplace, hobbies and major spending habits. Analyse results of a market survey of people's clothing preferences. Review pie charts and customer interviews. Compare the current survey results with last year's. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is ...

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Beach safety: video campaign

Look at the importance of water safety and skin protection at a beach. Talk with a lifeguard and beach goers about safety tips. Build a video for a public awareness campaign. Choose animated clips to illustrate responsible behaviour. Examine differences between formal and informal language. Select text for the script that ...

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Point of view: newspaper report: adverbs

Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of adverbial phrases. 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 adverbial phrases for the report. Create a headline and choose ...

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Point of view: newspaper report: verbs

Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of verbs. 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 for the report. Create a headline and choose a photograph. This learning ...

Interactive Resource

Alison Lester – writing your own books

This twelve video resource contains video of author and illustrator Alison Lester guiding students to create, first a collaborative whole class book and second, an individual book using digital technologies. In each video Lester discusses aspects of her creative processes and the books she has written. Her books are aimed ...

Teacher resource

Save one island, save them all

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 5 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 of work focuses on a hybrid text 'One Small Island' ...

Interactive resource

Celebrity garbage: Zac Bronski

Help a detective work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Look closely at clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times on items of evidence such as a dental appointment and a hotel reservation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Look at a model recount of another case story. Build a recount of Zac's disappearance ...

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Design a layout: magazine

Examine how visual elements in a magazine page affect reader response. Compare a poorly-created magazine page layout with a good page layout and identify how the visual elements in the good layout work better to convey meaning to the reader. Explore how the style, size, colour and placement of images, text and other page ...

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Celebrity garbage: Tiffany Love

Help a detective work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Look closely at clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times on items of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an email message. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Look at a model recount of another case story. Build a recount of Tiffany's ...

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Celebrity garbage: Cal Calvino

Help a detective work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Look closely at clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times on items of evidence such as a pet grooming receipt and a flight reservation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Look at a model recount of another case story. Build a recount of Cal's ...

Assessment resource

Beach safety: video campaign: assessment

Assess your ability to build a video for a public awareness campaign about safety at the beach. Work with a lifesaver to help make a beach safer. Look at the importance of water safety and skin protection at the beach. Hear some safety tips from some beach-goers. Then build your video. Choose appropriate animated clips ...

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Sah-winnng into performance poetry!

Watch performance poet Komninos presenting some poems to school students and talking about his poetry. Find out what the students think make Komninos's poems different from poems they've met before. Discover a quick and easy way to start writing poems based directly on your own experience.

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Hillside erosion: how to stop it

Find out what is causing erosion of the hills in a local area, and how this damage can be prevented. View this clip called 'Willunga Hills are falling down', created by young reporters from Willunga Primary School, South Australia. The clip was developed as part of the ABC Splash Live 'Making the news!' project, which featured ...

Assessment resource

Bush safety: video campaign: assessment

Assess your ability to create an appropriate video for a public awareness campaign about safety in the bush. Hear some safety tips from four experienced bushwalkers and identify key aspects of bush safety. Then use this information to help create your video. Choose appropriate animated clips and edit the video sequence ...

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Sustainability of a historic community garden

Discover the history of a local community garden and find out about some of its new sustainable features. View this clip called 'Sustainability in Edinburgh', created by young reporters from North Fitzroy Primary School, Victoria. The clip was developed as part of the ABC Splash Live 'Making the news!' project, which featured ...

Interactive Resource

Perspectives on Kamay

This resource explores the perspectives of the Aboriginal people of Kamay Botany Bay and the men aboard the HMB Endeavour upon their meeting in 1770. It will also help students to understand the history of Australia's Aboriginal peoples and why their stories of the past are equally important to hear. Note to Aboriginal ...

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Restoring a native creek habitat

Discover how a primary school is working with local environmental groups to clean up the local creek and promote the return of native animals. View this clip called 'A fishy story!', created by young reporters from Willunga Primary School, South Australia. The clip was developed as part of the ABC Splash Live 'Making the ...

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Syllabus bites: Active and passive voice

A web page with information, teacher guides and activities on writing sentences using the active and passive voice. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.