Australian Curriculum English – View Year Level Descriptors, Content Elaborations, Achievement Standards, General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities. Download the entire curriculum or specific aspects of it to suit your needs.

Teaching AC English – Teaching AC English is a rich, practical and contemporary professional resource to support teachers and school leaders implementing the Australian Curriculum: English from Foundation to year 10. This collection of video snapshots – or vignettes – illustrates ideas, approaches and strategies for teaching, learning and assessment. The vignettes demonstrate approaches to differentiation and aspects of explicit teaching about a select group of content descriptions for reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Australian Curriculum Lessons – A website that provides great free lessons with resources. All lessons are linked with the Australian Curriculum, an excellent resource!

Home page English for the Australian Curriculum – Materials here comprise 12 year-level units of work, with 12 sequences in each, written by teachers and educators from a range of states, territories and educational settings. The writers have been guided in composition and worked as a team to collaborate in producing some 850 new elaborations of curriculum content, all supported by digital resources and interactive worksheets. All materials have been reviewed by teaching and curriculum specialists to ensure the highest standards in a clear and accessible resource that exploits the Australian Curriculum and can help reinvigorate the teaching of English and literacy. English for the Australian Curriculum Website

ABC Splash ABC Splash brings you the best Australian content from across ABC TV and Radio plus high-quality video from around the world.

  • a new world-class education website for Australia
  • packed with hundreds of videos, audio clips and games
  • 100% free to watch and play at home and in school

See volcanos erupt and microbats fly. Investigate fossils, megafires and worm farms. Meet fairytale monsters. Unwrap an Ancient Egyptian mummy and explore the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet!

My Place for Teachers My Place for Teachers contains an exciting range of educational materials designed to support teachers in exploring issues and contexts presented in My Place, both the book and TV series.  The teaching activities reflect and support the Australian Curriculum objectives for studies in both History and English for years 3–6. Things to look out for on the site include:

  • 39 new clips from series 2
  • 156 new English and history teaching activities that use the clips as a jumping-off point for classroom learning
  • 12 new decade timeline entries with new photographic content
  • 40 existing digital curriculum resources relicensed for use on the site
  • more than 400 new stills from the show
  • new content for Behind the scenes.

Primary English Teaching Association Australia – some resources but limited due to most only being accessible through membership.

Interactive English Games & Activities – Junior primary to upper primary activities. Interactive but I have not tried them out on a IWB yet. The interactions worked with a mouse on my laptop. UK site.

Fun English Games – games, activities, worksheets, quizzes, video and fun stuff.

Interactive Site for Primary Maths, English and Science – A British site called Ks2 – Bitesize with some great looking interactive games and activities for primary aged students.

Respondo – literature task creation.

The 6W Cube – Analysing poetry. This great Youtube clip by richardpollott will help students to analyse a poem. Designed for secondary students.

NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum – English

2 thoughts on “English

  1. Just a reminder that these high quality units were developed by the associations aligned to the Australian Curriculum. I still have teachers tell me how useful they are. Graham Cox your SACIO
    English for the Australian Curriculum
    This resource is a national initiative to support the teaching and learning of English and literacy from Foundation to Year 10, produced in partnership with Education Services Australia and the joint associations of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia, representing more than 10,000 teachers of English. http://e4ac.edu.au/

  2. The copyright council Reading Australian have released a broad range of teacher resources linked to the Australian curriculum. I would be interested to know what you think. Graham Cox your SACIO
    Information for teachers
    We want to make it easy for teachers to choose great Australian works to share with their students.
    To this end, Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the creation of Primary and Secondary teacher resources for Australian works, linked to the Australian Curriculum, and will also provide materials for tertiary-level study in the future. http://readingaustralia.com.au/Secondary.aspx

    For Primary and Secondary schools we are providing educational resources which assist classroom teachers to navigate these texts within the framework of the new Australian Curriculum. The units include sample classroom and assessment activities, and links to other relevant online resources. To produce these resources, we have partnered with the Primary English Teaching Association of Australia, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, and the English Teachers Association NSW.

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