In this vignette, the year 4 teacher demonstrates a whole class explicit teaching lesson about how language features shape meaning. She focuses specifically on verbs and verb groups, prepositional phrases and adverbial phrases.
The teacher explains that this lesson was planned to assist students to focus on developing and applying new knowledge and deeper understandings as they develop a response to a text the class has read.
The TeachingACEnglish project was developed by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland in collaboration with Education Services Australia.
This vignette was filmed at Bentley Park College, Queensland.
In the Australian Curriculum: English, the content descriptions in the early stages of schooling focus on developing students’ foundational knowledge of how language works. Students learn about the structures and functions of word- and sentence-level grammar and text patterns and the connections between them. Students also develop a clear, consistent and shared language (metalanguage) for talking about learning.
Across the years of schooling, students learn how texts are structured to achieve particular purposes, how language is used to create texts that are cohesive and coherent, and how texts about more specialised topics contain more complex language patterns and features.
Based on Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) materials.
Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases (ACELA1493)
Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity (ACELA1495)
Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Icon of book
Please note: this resource does not address all focus areas of these standards.
This publication is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.