Teacher guide Being a good commuter

TLF ID M025069

In this series of lessons, students explore the concepts of good and bad behaviours and the consequences of outcomes of those behaviours. The resource focuses on the range of public transport available in the students' locality. Students share experiences of public transport and consider behaviours that would improve travel for commuters. They explore the outcomes of these behaviours, examine some of the symbols used in trains, trams and buses to guide commuter behaviour and consider how the symbols convey information. The sequence concludes with a co-creation of a class belief statement that defines a good commuter.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for supporting the Literacy strand of Foundation year English. Students create symbols and posters to explore, record and communicate their ideas about being a safe commuter using symbols, familiar words and beginning writing knowledge.
  • This resource is also valuable for supporting the content descriptions in Foundation and year 1 English about listening to and engaging in conversations about texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situation. Students are encouraged to use active listening behaviours, formulate questions and contribute ideas as part of the co-creation of their classroom posters.
  • This resource also is extremely valuable for supporting the Literacy general capability. The sequence provides multiple opportunities for students to compose simple learning area texts with teacher support by making posters and symbols to express their ideas and inform others.
  • This sequence also supports the Ethical understanding general capability. It is extremely valuable for supporting the Ethical capability in the Victorian Curriculum related to identifying ethical concepts arising in the context of travelling on public transport, including identifying good and bad behaviours. The resource also gives students opportunities to share examples of rights and responsibilities when travelling, and to express their own point of view and listen to the views of others when creating their symbols and posters for the classroom.
  • This resource is of great value to supporting early years English in the Victorian curriculum, as it directly links to relevant Victorian curriculum content descriptions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

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