The emphasis in the new NSW English syllabus on studying texts that include multimedia, written, spoken and visual texts is exciting. There are so many amazing texts for teachers to explore with students. Talking about the visual features of texts needs to be a regular feature of our teaching. The glossary at the back of the new NSW English syllabus is a great resource if you are unsure of the meaning of terms like vectors, salience, gaze and colour modality.
This worksheet encourages students to think about the key language and visual features of a text before they share their thinking with their classmates. It may support your teaching and is available from our free resource page.