Wednesday, 9 May 2012

"Little Platypus" Australian Curriculum - Year 2 Literature Plan

TEXT: Little Platypus by Nette Hilton
The details of this lesson and the way it links to the Australian Curriculum as are follows:
Learning Area: English
Focus Strand: Language
Focus Sub Strands: Text Structure and Organisation
Content Description: Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose

Focus Strand: Literature
Focus Sub Strands: Responding to Literature
Content Description: Identify aspects of different types of literary texts that entertain, and give reasons for personal preferences

Focus Strand: Literature
Focus Sub Strands: Examining Literature
Content Description: Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways

Focus Strand: Literacy
Focus Sub Strands: Interpreting, Anaylising, Evaluating
Content Description: Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts
                                                                     Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures

The text is called "Little Platypus" by Nette Hilton
Click HERE to download/view the teacher's lesson plan.When you click the link it will open in Google Docs. When that screen opens, click on FILE and then DOWLOAD.
 The photo below is of the students using TimedPairShare to discuss predictions about the text.

Below are some examples of student responses to the comprehension questions.

You can download a copy of the blank comprehension sheet for use in your classroom by clicking HERE

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