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Snappy

Use 'Snappy' to create an interactive presentation. Add your own digital photos, audio files and text. Choose a layout and style for each page. Add a caption to each photo. Your presentation will be saved while you are working. Once you have created a presentation, you can view it in an internet browser, or print it to ...

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Letter of Introduction

This resource for students explains how to write a letter of introduction for your English teacher

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Journal Writing

This resource provides tips for students on journal writing, including the rules and 51 suggestions for writing, covering fiction, non-fiction, story starters, instructional writing, reviews, descriptive writing, persuasive writing and personal writing.

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Let's tell a story: everyday learning

This brief animation shares the story of a hamster as imagined by children. Hammie is a classroom hamster that finds new opportunity when his cage door is left open. Hammie does some exploring around the classroom and ultimately sneaks into a backpack looking for food. Three different children tell the story adding new ...

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Opinion Writing for Kids

This is a series of eight short videos for students on opinion writing. The series covers what is opinion writing; choosing a topic; making a plan; writing a draft: introduction, reasons and examples, conclusion; revising and editing.

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Working hard to save a rare cockatoo

Conservation-minded volunteers have been planting trees near Hume, NSW, to help re-establish a continuous habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo. This rare species is currently listed as vulnerable in the ACT and NSW. Find out about this cockatoo and how a dedicated band of volunteers is helping to provide the habitat it needs.

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Persuasive Writing for Kids

This is a series of six short videos for students on the basics of persuasive writing. The series covers what is persuasive writing; brainstorming topics; planning and pre-writing; reasons; writing an introduction and draft and closing.

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StoryKit - iTunes app

Create an electronic storybook. Add photos from your photo album and record your own voice. Share your stories via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Toontastic Jr. Pirates - iTunes app

Create and record your own voice to make your own pirate cartoon. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Writing a personal narrative (for kids)

This is a series of eight short videos for students on how to write a personal narrative. The series covers brainstorming; planning and pre-writing; writing an introduction or opening; writing a draft; writing a closing or conclusion; revising my writing; editing my writing and publishing my writing.

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Adventure Stories

This resource for students discusses the conventions of action and adventure stories, suggests some possible scenarios, how to plot the story and examples of descriptive writing techniques, as well as suggestions for proofreading and revising.

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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.

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Write or type, that is the question!

Do you have to learn cursive writing at school? In Finland, instead of cursive, they are learning how to type! Do you think this is a good idea? Why/why not?

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Attracting Chinese tourists south

Australian tourism leaders are targeting an obvious market: China. Can Australia cash in on its geographical advantage and encourage more Chinese tourists to head south for their next holiday?

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Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment' (L9673). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated ...

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The 'Dig' tree in 1878

This is a watercolour by Arthur Esam (1850-1938), created in 1878 and measuring a modest 32.5 cm x 26.7 cm. It shows a coolibah tree with two sections of bark missing - the famous 'Dig' tree of the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1861. A man (perhaps Esam himself) is standing holding the reins of a horse, and appears to be ...

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Wonderful words: pets: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wonderful words: pets: assessment' (L9679). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For the most complex task, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Wonderful words: beach: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wonderful words: beach: assessment' (L9680). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For the most complex task, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Wonderful words: food: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wonderful words: food: assessment' (L9682). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. For the most complex task, read notes on the ...

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Wonderful words: space: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wonderful words: space: assessment' (L9681). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For the most complex task, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...