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Learning objects Alison Lester – writing your own books

TLF ID M021372

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 at Stage 1 students but this resource is designed to be used with Stage 3. Individual videos can be used to teach specific aspects of creative writing or illustrating. The activities associated with the videos focus on the NSW English syllabus outcomes with scope to cover NSW Creative Arts outcomes.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource uses a video of published writer and illustrator, Alison Lester to model the creative process of drafting, being creative and producing relevant and well structured texts. The outcomes listed in this resource are Stage 3 but this resource could be used with Stage 2 or Stage 4 students with minimal modification. Following the lesson sequence in this resource will guide students to work collaboratively to produce a class text and then individually to produce a creative text based on their own experiences and interests. Suggestions for including an ICT component are included.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • English

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.