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60 Powerful Social Issue Ads That'll Make You Stop And Think. 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy. Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use. Persuasive Writing Lesson - OREO - Opinion Reason Explanation Opinion. Using an OREO Planner (Yes, like the biscuit), children learn how to create a persuasive writing text.

Children have to brainstorm their own OPINION, REASON, EXPLANATION and then revisit their OPINION to persuade their audience. A great little lesson for all levels. Show the students the Oreo shaped chart. Choose a topic to demonstrate such as “Everybody should use reusable bags when they go to the grocery story.” Then “write in the air” telling the students what you would write for each part of the cookie.

Persuasive Writing Techniques. Summary: A small lesson on understanding the techniques of persuasion and how to get better at persuasive writing.

Persuasive Writing Techniques

Children act out persuasion techniques in small groups and also sort from most powerful to least powerful. Australian Curriculum Links: Lesson Outline: Australian Curriculum Writing Self-Assessment Rubric. Report Writing Lesson: Class Newspaper Teams Part 2 - Writing the articles. The second part of this lesson involves students being put into different newspaper teams to produce a class newspaper.

Report Writing Lesson: Class Newspaper Teams Part 2 - Writing the articles

There are 10 possible newspaper teams coupled with templates and outlines to assist students in working independently. Prior to writing their newspaper article, students will analyse how their specific article is constructed which will assist the writing process later. This lesson gives students a great insight into how an actual newspaper team works and discussing deadlines as well they also get the chance to be creative. Lesson: Usually works well with two classes combined. Introduction: Break students into 10 groups with group of approximately 4. Body: Conclusion: Print off enough copies for the class to read in small groups and let the students enjoy their final product! Opinion Team, State News Team, Travel Newspaper Article Analysis Worksheet, travel team, world news team, Entertainment Team, Health Team, Sports Team, Technology Review Team, Weather & Puzzles Team.

Seven Little Australians Study Booklet - A Literature Study for Years 5-7. In this teaching resource, students learn about all aspects of literature including themes, vocabulary, phrases, comparisons, characters and more.

Seven Little Australians Study Booklet - A Literature Study for Years 5-7

The booklet is broken into chapters to assist students to focus on key sections within the text. The booklet incorporates plenty of reading analysis, along with complementary writing exercises. About the text: Seven Little Australians describes the life of a family, in particular its seven children in early outback Australia. The setting is a house nicknamed ‘Misrule’ and ‘Yarrahappini’ the house of their grandparents. Teacher’s Guide: Seven Little Australians is available for free download from project Gutenberg. It must be noted that this novel contains much that could be described as ‘moralistic’ in its tale but this should not deter the teacher from using this text; rather it is a common feature of early Australian writing as an attempt to educate and create virtue in a harsh lawless land.

Year 5 Literature: Please Note: Teaching Kids to STEAL in their Reading - Understanding Characters. Ok, so the title of this lesson sounds like the kids will learn to do the wrong thing… However, it is completely the opposite.

Teaching Kids to STEAL in their Reading - Understanding Characters

Students in this lesson will learn how to use the STEAL (Speech, Thoughts, Emotions, Actions and Looks) to create more in-depth characters. They learn that we don’t have to write the literal information for our readers to understand and create pictures of our characters. A great lesson for extending your kids. Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons (ACELT1594)Make connections between the ways differentauthors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships (ACELT1602)Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view(ACELT1603)Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension(ACELT1605) Body:

The conversation Literacy developments. Click to enlarge When the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority published their list of “big improvers” from the 2014 national literacy and numeracy testing (NAPLAN), the media popped out to these star performers to find out what the magic formula to success is.

the conversation Literacy developments

In the ACT, the principal of Wanniassa School said she believed part of its success lay with the Scaffolding Literacy program. In Queensland, the principal of Enoggera Primary School believed the adoption of the Jolly Phonics program was an important part of their success. These are two very different literacy programs.

Jolly Phonics focuses on the teaching of reading through decodable texts, where there is a simple match between the sound you hear and the letter you see. Scaffolding Literacy focuses on the teaching of reading through authentic children’s literature where words may or may not be ones you can sound out. Teachers teach children, not programs What do teachers do all day? Teacher Standards.