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Manga maker: samurai: assessment

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga called 'Samurai'. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to complete ...

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Manga professional: don't do that 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a family car trip with an exciting finish. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a brother and sister ...

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Manga professional: be careful 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a skiing 'trip'. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about young samurai fighters in origami hats. This ...

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Manga professional: an important day 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a postman's surprise. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a birthday party with a messy ending. This ...

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Manga professional: don't do that 2

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a family car trip with an exciting finish. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a brother and sister ...

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Manga professional: be careful 2

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a skiing 'trip'. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about young samurai fighters in origami hats. This ...

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Manga professional: an important day 2

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a postman's surprise. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a birthday party with a messy ending. This ...

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Why do we love to read comics and cartoons?

Do you like to read comics or watch animated cartoons on TV? How about animated superhero films? What do you think people like about these comics and animations? Listen to Michael Cathcart talk with comics buff Jason Chatfield about they like to read in comics. See if you agree with them.

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Graphic novels as the 21st-century comic book

Find out about comic books, those action-packed stories full of colourful illustrations. You used to only find comic books in newsagencies but now they're also in bookshops and libraries. These types of comics are called graphic novels. Discover why they are all the rage.

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The serious side of comics

Poetry, plays, novels � and comic books? In the past, writers and illustrators of graphic novels have struggled to have their work taken seriously. More recently, the tides might just have turned. Judge for yourself whether this form of text deserves a little more respect than it's been getting. This clip is one in a series ...

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The comic tale of graphic novels

Comic books have a long and diverse history. Despite this, many people don't see comics as 'real' literature. In this clip, learn more about the origins of popular visual narratives and consider their evolution to the powerful graphic novels of today. This clip is one in a series of four.

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Going into battle for graphic novels

Many readers love comic books and graphic novels. According to the four graphic novelists in this discussion, not everybody shares this enthusiasm! As you listen to their discussion, consider how the language we use in everyday conversations can work to judge and even disempower others. This clip is one in a series of four.

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What's so special about graphic novels?

Graphic novels are a contemporary literary phenomenon. But what sets them apart from other forms of narrative, such as novels or films? Explore the unique features of the graphic novel in this discussion with some of Australia's most successful graphic novelists. This clip is one in a series of four.

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The comic book comes of age

Once dismissed as purely for kids, comics have attained a new status of respectability. Graphic novels now fill the shelves of libraries and bookshops across Australia. But why this sudden change in attitude? Learn more about the rise of the graphic novel in this clip.

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Finish the story: bushfire: assessment

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story in which a couple driving home are trapped by a bushfire. Look closely at the narrative and make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by changing nouns to pronouns, adding adverbs and choosing more descriptive verbs. Write a concluding sentence ...

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Finish the story: boat disaster: assessment

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story about an adventure where a couple spend a day fishing from a boat, but then get stranded. Look closely at the narrative and make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by adding adjectives, choosing verbs and linking sentences using text connectives. ...

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Manga maker: skiing: assessment

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga about skiing. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to complete ...

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Manga maker: birthday cake: assessment

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga about a birthday party. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to ...

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Manga maker: robot dog: assessment

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga about a robot dog. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to complete ...

Teacher resource

ESL Readers: A mysterious meeting: teachers' resource [Arabic]

This resource is designed to support classroom use of the animated story 'A mysterious meeting' and its associated language games. The resource consists of two parts: a transcript of the story in the target language and a set of teachers' notes. The following information is included in the teachers’ notes: a list of key ...