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  • Programming Proforma: Stage 2

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    Teachers are trialling a multitude of ways to program English using the new NSW English Syllabus. We offer this variation for Stage 2 teachers as a way to make clear links between the syllabus outcomes, content and teaching and learning activities. Reading the content and then thinking about what strategies or steps need to be in place to teach that content is a key part of the planning process.

  • Text sets Yrs 3-6

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    This is a list of examples of text sets that may be suitable for use in years 3 to 6.

     

  • Name that number

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    Name that number is a card game develops fluency through applying different numerical operations. Here is our version of this card game for maths. This game and variations of it are suitable for students in stages two and three.

  • Memory Unit

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    This is an example of the TRIO programming proforma in use.  This is not a complete unit but shows how the teaching ideas are linked directly to content, how the ideas are sequenced to suit the class and how the assessment is integrated into the learning activities.

    It is NOT perfect.  It is just an attempt to show you how straight forward programming should be.

  • Homophone Rummy

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    Explore homophones with your class using this pack of cards. The resources is a downloadable A4 resource.

  • Mashrabiya

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    Mashrabiya is a window enclosed with carved wood latticework. The latticework screens are commonly found in Middle Eastern countries, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and India. Mashrabiya were traditionally used in homes and palaces. In palaces it was used in some internal windows as a privacy screen. It allowed woman to be hidden from the men yet be able to hear and see the comings and goings of people in the palace. This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of four lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on the Middle East, India, Morocco, Egypt, Persia, hot dry climates, architecture, privacy  or sustainable cooling techniques. All resources (lesson plans, online links, photographs and worksheets) are included.

  • Emu

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    Emu is a hybrid text which includes both narrative and informative text. As such it provides teachers with a great way to discuss with students how the text has different text structures and language features when an author’s purpose changes. These teaching notes have been written with year three and four students in mind.

  • Resilience unit stage 2

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    The key texts for this unit are: Cyclone by Jackie French and Bruce Whately, Circle by Jeannie Baker, Bureau of Meteorology website and a video about the godwit bird. This unit has been written for Stage 2 (years 3 and 4). The big idea is resilience. The idea is that people are resilient, that communities bond and help each other and that normal life will return. It is a positive hopeful idea in times when children may be traumatised.

  • Piggybook

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    Piggybook by Anthony Browne is a classic children’s picture book. There are lots of big ideas such as gender issues to be explored through this text. These lesson notes focus on how words and images work together to achieve the author’s purpose and have been written for students in years three to six.

  • Starting the year – Stage 2

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    This unit is designed for the start of a new school year. Its focus is to create a community of learners by establishing clear routines for the literacy session, introducing reflective practice and embedding formative assessment into daily lessons. The central purpose of this unit is to build a sense of reading for enjoyment. As wide a range of texts as possible should be read and discussed.
    The unit should incorporate introductions to each other, sharing routines, classroom organisation, expectations for behaviour and learning and English syllabus content that supports classroom routines and organisation.

  • The short story of a fox and mouse

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    This six-minute short animated film tells the story of unlikely friends. These film notes unpack how the teacher can teach to English outcomes that deal with the big idea of understanding and appreciating  characters without language and the author’s message that friends support each other. These film notes have been written with students in years 3 and 4 in mind.

     

  • Chinese New Year

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    This unit is part of TRIO’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series.It consists of three lessons which are suitable for all grades, Kinder-grade 6. The lessons look at the lion and dragon dances which are significant aspects of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The unit contains links to online resources and photos you can use to teach these lessons.

  • Maths vocabulary sort

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    This sorting activity is designed for students in grades 3-6. It reinforces mathematical vocabulary for addition, subtraction and fractions.

  • Girl on wire

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    These book notes for the book, Girl on wire, by Lucy Estella and Elise Hurst unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 3 and 4.

  • Australian painter: Arthur Streeton

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    In this lesson the work of Arthur Streeton is viewed and discussed. Students then create a frame and use this frame to create a drawing.

  • Idioms

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    An idiom is an expression peculiar to a language that cannot be taken literally, for example, ’I’ve got a frog in my throat.’ Reference: glossary NSW English Syllabus, page 137. Teaching idioms is a stage 2 and 3 outcome.