BBC Bitesize – Explanation Writing – Structure, Quiz and Game
Try out this game with your class to introduce some of the elements. Year 3 plus I suggest.
Check out this Blog Post about rubrics: http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html
Genres across the Australian Curriculum
Teaching and Learning Cycle
SOLO Taxonomy Resources:
Advantages of SOLO Taxonomy:
Graphic Organisers to help students synthesise information/ look for links/ relationships:
SOLO Identifying features
Achievement Standards for each curriculum area:
Italian: Italian Achievement Standards
Civics and Citizenship: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-civics-citizenship
Design Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-design-technologies
Digital Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-digital-technologies
Economics and Business: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-economics-business
Health and PE: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-health
Sentence Structures/ Achievement Standard using the Language and Literacy Levels
SOLO Blank Rubric:
Unit Planner 2015 NPSV2.0
Design and Technology: Materials
Design and Technology: Digital Technologies:
Economics and Business:
Civics and Citizenship:
Health and Physical Education:
Website with significant events ordered on a timeline. Famous paintings to focus discussion on Aboriginal lifestyles prior to European settlement.
Teacher Resource to go with this:
Reconciliation SA Education Packs – ideas for Early Years, Primary and Middle Years.
Refer to The Dreaming – A teacher reference resource with a DVD of Dreaming Stories from different parts of Australia, several from SA.
Splash/ ABC – Lots of different content appropriate for different year levels
Indigenous Language Map
RECONCILIATION YR 3 SAME RIGHTS_final
There are also many resources on Scootle. Get there directly from the Learnlink homepage now!
The Burnt Stick, Anthony Hill – A story about a child removed from his mother. Very powerful. A copy is in our library.
Idjhil, Helen Bell – A story about a child removed from his people/ country. We have a copy in our library.
Archie Roach – Took the Children Away – Song related to Stolen Generation
The Rabbits, Shaun Tan – A metaphorical story related to colonisation.
Noel Pearson’s Eulogy at Gough Whitlam’s funeral would be a great literary challenge for year 6/7 students. Although lots of complex language is used, it is very powerful and gives a good summary of more recent Aboriginal history through one man’s perspective.
Mabo Website – Lots of resources – Middle Years
Aboriginal History in Pictures, a PowerPoint
Here is a model of a descriptive report which I will be using with students from R-2 to examine the structure and language features of this type of text. If you have some good models you would like to share, let me know and I can add them here to share.
|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.|
Attached is a copy of a Teaching and Learning Cycle model.
Macro-Invertebrates Unit R-2
Feel free to add/ delete/ change to suit. Let me know which aspects you would like me to focus on in RBL/ICT sessions.