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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

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Tell it like it is - unit of work

In this unit of work students learn about sequence and detail through recounting and sequencing details of personal events, literary texts and procedures.

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Finders keepers: level 3

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Moshi moshi: sayonara, Yoko! [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for a farewell party. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Moshi moshi: join the band [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for your band's practice sessions and concert performance. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends and agents. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. ...

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Wei: festival [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a festival. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Wei: movie [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements for meeting at a cinema. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Wei: band [Windows version]

Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voicemail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. Confirm arrangements to see the school band's performance. This learning object is one ...

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Finders keepers: level 1

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Rainforest: pack for your trip

Get ready for a long trip to a rainforest. Choose the most suitable clothing from a sales catalogue. Match items from four categories: tops; bottoms; footwear; and other stuff. Make sure you choose clothing suited to the climate described in the rainforest brochure. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning ...

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Rainforest: explore the rainforest

Watch a simulated rainforest appear and grow. Explore the three layers of a rainforest: canopy; understorey; and forest floor. Find the hidden animals. Match labels to the rainforest layers. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fourth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the ...

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Rainforest: make signs

Make signs to give information about places of interest in a rainforest. Make signs about four topics: temperate rainforest; forest floor; tree ferns; and tree goannas. Use sample text to build your own signs: heading; opening paragraph; two facts; and a conclusion. Find the locations you have described on a map. Take photos ...

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Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, ...

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Moshi moshi: meeting up with your mates [Windows version]

Confirm arrangements for a social outing. Customise a mobile phone with your own welcome message, ring tones and other settings. Use phone menus and message logs to communicate with friends. Reply to text messages and voice mail by sending an address, calendar entry or photo. This learning object is one in a series of three ...

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My day: Li: level 3

Help Li by selecting the best texts for different parts of his day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Li make up his mind about which food is healthy for breakfast, and what to pack in his school bag. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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My day: Jeneka: level 3

Help Jeneka by selecting the best texts for different parts of her day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Jeneka get to school, and completing a project about Vincent Lingiari. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Ready to race: wheels, jets, tyres and gears

Go to a race track and collect information from different kinds of visual texts to make your kart the fastest on the track. First, add important kart parts and choose the style of kart you want. Then collect information about the time and place of your race. Next, go to the garage to set up your kart before doing a starting ...

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Basketball clinic

Help a basketball team to practise shooting, passing and dribbling skills. Look at diagrams in a coaching manual. Use a model structure and sample phrases to build a set of instructions. Choose words that clearly describe actions and arrange them in sequence. For example, identify the first step in shooting as 'Face the ...

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Procedural texts: let's make a banana split

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a banana split. Find the materials and ingredients you'll need for the banana split hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the banana split by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of ...

Assessment resource

Fix the mix-up: conference: assessment

Examine the mixed-up presentations of two conference speakers, which each display texts and visuals inappropriate to the speaker’s field. Find out what the audiences expect from the two presenters. Then review each presentation, examining the texts for language style, structure and delivery mode. Change the text and visuals ...