Teacher guide Save one island, save them all

TLF ID M013139

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' by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch to explore the impact of human factors on the environment of Macquarie Island. Through an analysis of both literary and informational excerpts within this book, students will have the opportunity to craft texts that use persuasive writing techniques that address the different social purposes for writing.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This unit of work has multiple elaborations in sequences for year 5 content descriptions across the Language, Literature and Literacy strands and sub-strands of Australian Curriculum English, and within the Geographical knowledge and understanding and Geographical inquiry and skills strand of Australian Curriculum Geography.
  • The resource contains a range of activities and tasks, supported by interactive worksheets within and across sequences, with assessments in which students in small groups to plan and create an informative text and a narrative text, using the design elements of multimodal texts. Links to relevant Curriculum content descriptions are provided for activities within sequences, summarised in a table format with links to elaborations in unit content, and are mapped on the website in overview tables for each unit, along with links to sequences for Cross-curriculum priorities and General capabilities.
  • The resource will help students attain the achievement standard for year 5 in which students create a variety of sequenced texts for different purposes and audiences. When writing, they demonstrate understanding of grammar and select specific vocabulary, editing their work to provide structure and meaning.
  • The resource addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability. A strong focus on the General capabilities of Literacy and Critical and creative thinking throughout the unit extends in sequences to the capabilities of Ethical understanding, Personal and social capability and Information and communication technology (ICT) capability.
Year level

5

Learning area
  • English
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literature
  • English/Literacy

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    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2013-03-28
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2013-03-28
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Creator
    • Date of contribution: 2013-03-28
    • Name: Australian Association for the Teaching of English
    • Organisation: Australian Association for the Teaching of English
    • URL: http://www.aate.org.au/
    • Creator
    • Date of contribution: 2013-03-28
    • Name: Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
    • Organisation: Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
    • URL: http://www.alea.edu.au/
    • Creator
    • Date of contribution: 2013-03-28
    • Name: Primary English Teaching Association Australia
    • Organisation: Primary English Teaching Association Australia
    • URL: http://www.petaa.edu.au/
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    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
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