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Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure

Life Sentence

This video explores the basic concept of sentence structure. Gil T. Mann is very close to learning the result of his court trial. The sentence structures contained in his written statement will determine whether he is found guilty, or just plain...Show More
Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Life Sentence

Learners can struggle with conjugation and tense agreement. It all sounds like utter linguistic jargon to Gil T. Mann. But these are actually core grammar concepts we use every day when writing English. Gil quickly learns the importance of...Show More
Punctuation

Punctuation

Life Sentence

This video explores basic grammar questions for learners: When should you use a comma? How do you use quotation marks in your writing to show someone else is speaking? And what on earth is the difference between a colon and a semi-colon, anyway?!...Show More
Grammar: Adverbs

Grammar: Adverbs

Miniclips

Gary and Liz have a new card game called Adverb Attack... except they’re not sure how to play. Let’s learn the rules of the game together and learn all about adverbs at the same time! This Miniclip outlines what adverbs are and the four...Show More
Grammar: Verbs

Grammar: Verbs

Miniclips

The Monster House is wild with activity! It’s Igor’s birthday, and his friends and family are organising a surprise party for him. With a house this busy, there is an abundance of verbs to explore! This Miniclip details the four verbs types...Show More
Grammar: Contractions

Grammar: Contractions

Miniclips

Gary and Liz have heard that their local council wants to build a shopping centre on their favourite park. They’re trying to come up with some snappy slogans to use at the rally to save the park. Maybe using some contractions will help save...Show More
Grammar: Adjectives

Grammar: Adjectives

Miniclips

Pat has lost her cat Donut, so she’s enlisted the help of Officer Ray to find her! But her police report has no useful information that will help find Donut. Perhaps if she uses adjectives to describe Donut, they will be able to find her...Show More
Grammar: Nouns

Grammar: Nouns

Miniclips

Vito has been reading before bed – and now his dream is full of nouns! This Miniclip dives into Vito’s dream to investigate the different types of nouns – common nouns, proper nouns, and pronouns – and how they represent peoples, places,...Show More
Grammar: Conjunctions

Grammar: Conjunctions

Miniclips

Abby has just finished writing a letter to her pen pal Igor – but her dog Mylo ripped it all up! Can you help Abby piece her letter back together with the help of conjunctions? This Miniclip explores the power of conjunctions and how they can...Show More
Modality, Emphasis and Metaphor

Modality, Emphasis and Metaphor

Miniclips

Different literary devices are used across multiple mediums, from television to books and blogs. Understanding what these devices are, where they are used and how they influence language is crucial for developing a student’s response to a text...Show More
Text Types: Informative

Text Types: Informative

Miniclips

Calendars, instruction manuals, newspaper articles, and dictionaries all have something in common – they are all informative texts. Informative texts are used to provide facts and information, and this purpose is illustrated through the example...Show More
Text Types: Imaginative

Text Types: Imaginative

Miniclips

With popular examples such as Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland used to illustrate the concept, young students will discover the purpose of imaginative texts and the features that distinguish them from other text types. Students will...Show More
Text Types: Persuasive

Text Types: Persuasive

Miniclips

Persuasive texts are all around us. They convince us to believe ideas and buy goods and services – but how? Discover the purpose of persuasive texts and the elements that work together to achieve desired outcomes from target audiences in this...Show More
Structural Elements of Media Texts

Structural Elements of Media Texts

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Bertram Poppingstock is as determined as ever to save the world from his latest archrival – an evil media mogul manipulating the news to serve her own diabolical agenda. Want to become a savvier consumer of popular media? From sensationalised...Show More
Short Form Poetry

Short Form Poetry

Know Your Poetry

There are almost as many poetic short forms as there are bunnies, but that won’t stop our presenters from trying to name all of them! This fun introduction to short forms offers both an overview and a close look at four forms: haiku, cinquain,...Show More
Literary Devices in Ads

Literary Devices in Ads

In this programme, students will find accessible explanations and examples of persuasive literary techniques used in advertising. The common rhetorical devices stipulated in the Australian Curriculum for English are demonstrated in engaging...Show More
Presentation Basics

Presentation Basics

The Great Orator

Eve has barely warmed up her Presidential office chair and a crisis is already looming. Watch the lunacy unfold as Eve scrambles to deliver her first big oral presentation with help from her future self. Can she achieve the unthinkable and...Show More
Handwriting Tips

Handwriting Tips

This engaging clip provides clear and precise instructions to students who wish to develop fluency and neatness in their handwriting. A difficult skill to master, handwriting requires practice of simple, repeatable exercises such as those...Show More
Debates

Debates

The Great Orator

With an election looming, it’s time for Eve, President of the Entire Earth, to find out if she got this job simply because of her height, or whether she’s got the right stuff. What does a debate involve? How can she win it? Who is her mystery...Show More
Izzy Learns Modality and Nominalisation

Izzy Learns Modality and Nominalisation

Elmore's Grammar Workshop

Elmore is trying to construct the perfect movie trailer and Izzy wants to win an upcoming school debate. The secret to success might just lie in their abilities to use high modality language and nominalisation to improve the persuasiveness and...Show More
Izzy Learns about Clauses

Izzy Learns about Clauses

Elmore's Grammar Workshop

When Izzy struggles to organise all of her great ideas for her school's 'grammar battle' about whether cats or dogs are better, Elmore enthusiastically offers helpful tips on how to construct effective sentences. Understanding various clause...Show More
Episode 02: Reading Poems

Episode 02: Reading Poems

Little Poets

Blue explains how to read a poem (Incy Wincy Spider) but it all goes wrong. With the help of Sam and Mr. Pirate they get it right eventually.
Episode 01: Introduction to Words

Episode 01: Introduction to Words

Little Poets

Blue talks about his love for words and explains the use of words to create poems.
Episode 03: Reciting Poetry

Episode 03: Reciting Poetry

Little Poets

Mr. Pirate is reciting a poem (The Owl and the Pussycat) but no one can hear him. With a little help from friends everyone gets to enjoy it.
Episode 07: Imagining Poetry

Episode 07: Imagining Poetry

Little Poets

Sam encourages children to use their imagination for poems, which are read.