Monday, 31 March 2014

Australian Curriculum: English Year 1 Literary Retell Learning Sequence

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Year 1 states:

"Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, view and interpret multimodal texts designed to entertain and inform. These encompass traditional oral texts including Aboriginal stories, picture books, poetry, non-fiction, dramatic performances..."
In addition it states that:

"Students create a variety of imaginative and informative texts including recounts, performances and literary retellings."

The Year One learning sequence contained in this post was developed by Year 1 teacher Jennifer Russell from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.

The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
The sequence refers to the text "My Country" by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan
Click HERE  for the Year One sequence. This will allow you 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 DOWNLOAD.

There are two pages to this sequence.

The links below will take you to some student work samples to view:

 Student text predictions:

Student brainstorms, comparing "My Country" text to "their country"


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Copyright notice for use of Australian Curriculum material
In regards to the planning tool in this post:

© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 2013.
This is an extract from the Australian Curriculum.
ACARA neither endorses nor verifies the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information. In particular, ACARA does not endorse or verify that:

  • The content descriptions are solely for a particular year and subject;
  • All the content descriptions for that year and subject have been used; and
  • The author’s material aligns with the Australian Curriculum content descriptions for the relevant year and subject.
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