There are some great units of work available on this website related to the Australian Curriculum, particularly for Year 5 to 7.
Click on the tabs at the top to explore to explore Year 3, Year 5 and Year 7 results
It will be important to prepare students for either a persuasive or narrative text. Exploring the difference between the two in structure and language use will help to prepare students.
Writing Rubrics and Descriptions of National Minimum Standards for Year 3, 5 and 7
Persuasive writing rubric-wq1m7k
NAPLAN Writing Resources from website:
Reception – Content Descriptors –
Year 1 – Content Descriptors
Year 2 – Content Descriptors
Year 3 – Content Descriptors
Year 4 – Content Descriptors
Year 5 – Content Descriptors
Year 6 – Content Descriptors
Year 7 – Content Descriptors
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
Shared Read Aloud this week:
Enora and the Black Crane by Raymond Meeks
This is a traditional story, based on Arone Raymond Meeks’ knowledge of the bush, the spirits who lived there and their laws as taught to him by his grandfather, a member of the Kokoimudgji group in Queensland.
An important story belonging to the Kimberley people which focuses on one man’s resistance to colonisation.
The Burnt Stick by Anthony Hill
A poignant story from a young boy’s perspective of his removal from his mother and their group. A great insight for students into the trauma caused by the removal of children from their family and traditions.
A great companion read would be The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.
Hope you get a chance to share some of these stories with your classes during NAIDOC Week.
Feel free to add comments to this blog post in response to your class’s discussion/ ideas.
|The red-bellied piranha is a type of fish that lives in the Amazon River.|
|It has an orange belly, grey back, and very sharp teeth set in strong jaws. It grows up to 33 centimetres in length.|
|The red-bellied piranha hunts in shoals of 20-30 fish. They feed on a diet of fish, insects, snails, plants, and river animals. They hide in vegetation in order to ambush prey, and they also chase prey and scavenge for food. The younger, smaller fish hunt by day, and the older, bigger fish hunt at dawn and dusk.|
|Reproduction||The female lays a clutch of up to 1 000 eggs.|
|Life expectancy||Piranhas can live for about 100 years.|
Teaching Language in Context, Beverly Derewianka and Pauline Jones, Oxford, 2013