Sunday, 15 June 2014

Australian Curriculum English: Year Six Learning Sequence - Create Narratives, Performances and Reports

The Year Six learning sequence contained in this post was developed by teacher Sofia Delios from Bertram PS. Sofia is a valued member of our Woodlands Australian Curriculum Implementation (WACI) Club which meets each month to discuss planning and assessment in Australian Curriculum:English. During term 1 of this year, WACI Club focused on planning for creating narratives using AC:E. Thanks Sofia for being a guest on our blog and allowing us to share your plan!

The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
Click HERE  for the Year Six 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.

Sofia uses a few strategies from First Steps to support her teaching. One of the strategies is DIRDS on pagfe 214 of the First Steps Reading Map of Development book. DIRDS stands for "Described, Illustrated, Responded to by Others, Do and Say". A copy of the DIRDS information is below and can be accessed by clicking the picture.

If you are a Department of Education in WA employee, you have access to all First Steps books via the portal and searching in the "Resources" tab. The books can also be accessed via Connect and the "Resources" tab.

Our next Woodlands Australian Curriculum Implementation (WACI) Club is on 19 June  from 4pm to 5pm at Woodlands PS.  We are focusing on:

Sharing learning sequences and judging standards linked to "Reading and Viewing"

  To register please go to the Institute for Professional Learning Online Calendar which can be accessed through the Portal via Professional Learning. Or please email

Craigie Heights WACI Club is on 26 June from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at
Craigie Heights Primary School. This WACI Club will focus on sharing learning sequences and assessment processes for "Punctuation Across the Modes." Please register via IPL.

                                                         WACI Clubs are FREE events. 

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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.
You can find the unaltered and most up to date version of this material at This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

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