Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Resource Audit Tool for Australian Curriculum: English

As a Teacher Development School we are often asked what resources we would suggest teachers or schools use to support the teaching of Australian Curriculum: English.

We developed a tool as a suggested way for schools and teachers to audit  resources against the Australian Curriculum in English. This is our preferred option for supporting schools when selecting resources as it is far more powerful for teachers to audit the resources and delve in to the content than our school suggesting resources.

When using the audit sheets you are looking for coverage of the opportunities provided in the Year Level Description. For example, does the resource provide for a range of "create texts" opportunities as suggested in the last paragraph? Does the resource contain the elements described to develop independent readers as per the second last paragraph?

The next audit consideration is the actual content descriptions. You need to ensure there is a coverage across the full scope and sequence of content descriptions. Punctuation is one example area of ensuring S&S coverage not just year level coverage. The various modes that the content needs to be addressed through should also be addressed in the resource, (modes meaning Writing&Creating, Reading&Viewing, Speaking&Listening).

After completing an audit, it then becomes a way for you and your team to be informed educators about what resources you select to support the teaching of content and the opportunities provided for a broad and in depth study of English. If a resource has gaps, at least you are informed of the gaps and should you choose to continue with the resource, you know what gaps to address through another means so that students are receiving their full entitlement content wise.

We hope you find the audit of use. Of interest might be that Woodlands PS chooses to only use the Department's Literacy Resources and First Steps.

Click HERE  for the English resource audit tool. This will allow you to download/view the tool.When you click the link it will open in Google Docs. When that screen opens, click on FILE and then DOWNLOAD. The tool is also in the Connect Community Australian Curriculum English Primary (K-7) Network in The Woodlands Hub folder in the Library, (DoE employees only).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60Ccb0dzVVNSSEVmRnM/edit?usp=sharing



Kind regards

Carlene Thorpe
Deputy Principal
TDS Coordinator

Monday, 23 June 2014

Updated ACARA Student Work Sample Portfolios!

ACARA have updated and enhanced the annotated student work sample portfolios for English, Mathematics, Science and History for Foundation to Year 10.

Woodlands PS was involved in developing assessment tasks and  submitting work samples to this important Australian Curriculum project.

Each portfolio is an example of evidence of student learning in relation to the achievement standard. The portfolios indicate quality that is satisfactory, above satisfactory and below satisfactory. The annotations are key when viewing the portfolio as they describe the quality of what is demonstrated.

The portfolios are available on the Australian Curriculum website on each of the learning area pages:

English: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/english/Curriculum/F-10

Mathematics: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/mathematics/Curriculum/F-10

 Science: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/Curriculum/F-10

 History: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/history/Curriculum/F-10

Kind regards

Carlene Thorpe

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Australian Curriculum:English Year 2 Learning Sequence

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Year 2 states:

"Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, view and interpret multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is to entertain. These encompass picture books, poetry, multimodal texts..."
In addition it states that:

"Students create a variety of imaginative texts including imaginative retellings."

The Year Two learning sequence contained in this post was developed by Year 2 teacher Hannah Brackenreg from Woodlands PS - a Teacher Development School.


The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
 
 
The sequence refers to the text "The Very Hungry Bear" by Nick Bland. It also refers to a traditional tale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and a poem entitled "A Dingaling".
 
 
Click HERE  for the Year Two 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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcZFlKQmk3WHRyam8/edit?usp=sharing



The link below will take you to some student work samples to view:


 





Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Teaching AC English

The Teaching AC English website is a useful resource for teachers and education teams.

The site was developed by Education Services Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

It contains a collection of video snapshots – or vignettes – which illustrate ideas, approaches and strategies for teaching, learning and assessment in Australian Curriculum: English.

The vignettes demonstrate approaches to differentiation and aspects of explicit teaching about a select group of content descriptions for reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Teachers and education teams could use the videos to:
  • provide a stimulus for professional learning conversations
  • expand a teacher's repertoire of pedagogical practices
  • demonstrate clear and unambiguous teaching
  • demonstrate a variety of ways to personalise student learning that are manageable for teachers and engaging for students
  • illustrate contemporary classroom scenes and stories of educators delivering the Australian Curriculum: English.
The information is grouped under two tabs:  Differentiation and Explicit teaching

Teachers can then select from Reading, Spelling or Punctuation and grammar tab.

There is a selection of year levels available.

Woodlands PS engaged in this resource during a recent professional learning session provided by Di Rees in regards to Spelling.

We hope you will find the site of use :-)

Kind regards

Carlene Thorpe

Monday, 16 June 2014

New Australian Curriculum Website - Beta version

Australian Curriculum - New Design - Beta release

 ACARA currently has a beta version released of the new design of the website housing the Australian Curriculum. The link to access this new website is below:



It is available for you to view and to provide feedback. It will be available for viewing until late June. You can email feedback on the design and functionality of the site to acfeedback@acara.edu.au

Some of the features of particular usefulness are as follows:

  1. When hovering over the F-10 Curriculum button at top, you can click on "Print the Curriculum". This now gives you the option to download the information of interest in either PDF or Word. I know this will be of interest to teachers who prefer working with Word documents.
  2. Hover again over F-10 Curriculum and you can view content in year level bands. Once you select a band, a new page opens and you can select/deselect further areas of interest. You will see at the top of the page you can select to view by "Year Level" or "Subject".
  3. When clicking "Subject" in the option above it allows you to see three subjects across the page. Very useful for making cross curriculum links for planning. You can select the subjects on the left hand side that you wish to view. For instance you might view Maths, Science and Digital Technologies and identify the content that links. This will be of particular interest for those teachers wishing to identify better ways to manage the content into teachable sequences.
  4. You will notice when hovering over F-10 Curriculum that they have now clustered History and Geography under the Learning Area of Humanities and Social Sciences. Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business will join HASS after final endorsement. 
  5. Along the top of the page is a new hover option called "Student Diversity". This section houses information on accessing AC for students with a disability, EAL/D students, AND Gifted and Talented Students. This section is definitely worth trawling through for information! There is also a section on personalising learning with illustrations of practice! The videos are of use to ALL teachers!
  6. When you view the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Descriptions, you will recall from the original site that there was a paragraph hyperlinked in blue that took you to "Advice on the Selection of Literary Texts"  The paragraph is still there in the Beta version and hyperlinked but it is in black. The paragraph states, "The range of literary texts for Foundation to Year 10 comprises Australian literature, including the oral narrative traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as the contemporary literature of these two cultural groups, and classic and contemporary world literature, including texts from and about Asia." If you click on those words, the advice page will pop up.

Please note as it is a beta site it may experience some occasional performance or browser related issues.

We would love to hear what else you have found on the Beta version! Don't forget to provide feedback to ACARA!

Kind regards

Carlene Thorpe

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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcSEg3VzJ6SnF5SW8/edit?usp=sharing



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.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcSzBfVnd1QUlDaXM/edit?usp=sharing

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 Carlene.Thorpe@education.wa.edu.au


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. 

Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Australian Curriculum: Foundation Learning Sequence - Create Short Statement Narratives

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Foundation states:

"Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts including pictorial representations, short statements, performances, recounts and poetry" 
Create in the Australian Curriculum is defined in the glossary as "develop and/or produce spoken, written or multimodal texts in print or digital forms."
Multimodal means more than one mode is represented. This could be a combination of pictures, words, sounds - more than ONE mode. 
The Foundation learning sequence contained in this post was developed by teacher Belinda Brady from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.


The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
 
The sequence refers to the text "The Wrong Book" by Nick Bland.

Click HERE  for the Foundation 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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcYXJubjFSR2dIWmc/edit?usp=sharing



Some student work samples are below:










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 Carlene.Thorpe@education.wa.edu.au

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. 
 

Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!



Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Australian Curriculum: Year Five Learning Sequence - Create Narratives

The Year Five learning sequence contained in this post was developed by teacher Melissa Kingston from Greenwood PS. Melissa 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 written narratives using AC:E. Thanks Melissa 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 Five 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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcXzJtaVNHY1JzTnM/edit?usp=sharing

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 Carlene.Thorpe@education.wa.edu.au


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. 
 










Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Australian Curriculum: Year One Learning Sequence - Create Oral Literary Retells

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Year One states:

"Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to and view multimodal texts in designed to entertain and inform. These include Aboriginal stories, picture books, non fiction and dramatic performances. They participate in shared reading and viewing using a range of literary texts, and recognise the entertaining nature of literature"
"In Year 1, students communicate with peers, teachers and students from other classes."
"Students create a range of imaginative texts including performances and literary retellings."

The Year One learning sequence contained in this post was developed by teacher Claire Keenan from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.


The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
The sequence refers to the texts "How the Birds Got Their Colours" told by Mary Albert and complied by Pamela Lofts.
Click HERE  for the Year One 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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcNjc3aHp0Z3p3Q3M/edit?usp=sharing

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 Carlene.Thorpe@education.wa.edu.au


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. 
 


Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Australian Curriculum: Foundation Learning Sequence - Create Oral Recounts

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Foundation states:

"Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to and view multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is to entertain. These include picture books, rhyming verse and multimodal texts. They participate in shared reading and viewing using a range of literary texts, and recognise the entertaining nature of literature"
In addition it states that:


"Students create a range of imaginative texts including pictorial representations, short statements and recounts."

The Pre Primary learning sequence contained in this post was developed by Pre Primary teacher Wendy Murray from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.


The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
The sequence refers to the texts "Mrs Wishy Washy" by Joy Cowley and "How the Birds Got Their Colours" told by Mary Albert and complied by Pamela Lofts.
Click HERE  for the Pre Primary 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.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcN3IxeVRUbGNqaEk/edit?usp=sharing



Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Australian Curriculum: English Year 1 Literary Retell Learning Sequence

The Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Description for Year 1 states:

"Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, view and interpret multimodal texts designed to entertain and inform. These encompass traditional oral texts including Aboriginal stories, picture books, poetry, non-fiction, dramatic performances..."
In addition it states that:

"Students create a variety of imaginative and informative texts including recounts, performances and literary retellings."

The Year One learning sequence contained in this post was developed by Year 1 teacher Jennifer Russell from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.


The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
 
 
The sequence refers to the text "My Country" by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan
 
 
Click HERE  for the Year One 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.

There are two pages to this sequence.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XskX9O60CcSFAwa1BLdmdlblE/edit?usp=sharing


The links below will take you to some student work samples to view:



 Student text predictions:




Student brainstorms, comparing "My Country" text to "their country"

 

Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

SCSA A-D Work Samples

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority in Western Australia has started to upload the A-D Work Samples linked to the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards.

You can locate the samples as part of the "Judging Standards" tool from SCSA by clicking this link:


Some important things to note:

  1. They are meant as a support document for teachers when judging standards in terms of the AC Achievement Standard
  2. They do not represent the standard as a whole. Grey highlighting identifies those aspects of the achievement standard addressed in the work sample. Annotations in black text refer to the assessment pointers while those in coloured text highlight additional, specific qualities evident in the work.
  3. The samples will continue to be reviewed and enhanced.

 The annotations are key in any work samples to assist with judging standards. They provide insight in to the complexities and quality of the types of things A-D achievement might display.

Woodlands PS will add the SCSA samples as part of our "moderation conversations" between teachers. Currently we use the following to support our judgements:
  1. Student evidence in relation to content descriptions AND achievement standards.
  2. ACARA portfolios and annotations for Satisfactory, Below Satisfactory and Above Satisfactory
  3. SCSA Judging Standards Assessment Pointers
How might you and your school make use of the samples to support teacher judgements?

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Australian Curriculum: English links to First Steps Foundation to Year 7


 Baynton West Primary School is a fellow Teacher Development School. They have collated a resource linking Australian Curriculum: English to First Steps. 


The fantastic thing about this document is that it not only lists the area from First Steps that the Content Description links to. It ALSO lists the exact page number in the First Steps book.

This document is very useful is bringing the WHAT to an evidence based HOW such as First Steps.

Woodlands would like to thank the team at Baynton West for all their hard work in collating this information. We have already found it very useful in our weekly planning meetings with teachers.

If you are a Department of Education in Western Australia employee, you can access the document via Connect in the Communities section. Join the Australian Curriculum English Primary (K-7) community and then locate the documents in the Library under Baynton West.

If you are a non DoE WA teacher, you can download the documents via the links below.






Our next Woodlands Australian Curriculum Implementation (WACI) Club is on March 27  from 4pm to 5pm at Woodlands PS.  We are focusing on:


Sharing learning sequences and judging strandards linked to "Create Written Narratives"


  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 Carlene.Thorpe@education.wa.edu.au


Craigie Heights WACI Club is on 27 March from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at
Craigie Heights Primary School. This WACI Club will focus on sharing learning sequences and assessment processes for "Create Texts." It is a FREE event. Please register via IPL.
 

Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!




Also follow us on Twitter @WoodlandsTDS

 
Copyright notice for use of Australian Curriculum material

© 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 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.