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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.
Episode 06: Rhyming and Reciting Poetry

Episode 06: Rhyming and Reciting Poetry

Little Poets

Blue takes children on an adventure to Poetry Land to explore rhyming words.
Episode 05: Adjectives

Episode 05: Adjectives

Little Poets

By reciting The Caterpillar poem, Blue explains to children the importance of describing words or adjectives.
Episode 04: Feeling Poetry

Episode 04: Feeling Poetry

Little Poets

Sam is shivering from reading a poem (Little Miss Muffet) whilst Mr. Pirate finds it funny how the poem makes Sam feel.
Episode 08: Welcome Back to Adjectives

Episode 08: Welcome Back to Adjectives

Little Poets

Mr. Pirate helps children understand what adjectives are and how they help describe things.
Episode 12: Writing Poetry

Episode 12: Writing Poetry

Little Poets

Remembering all of the lessons they've learned, Sam, Blue and Mr. Pirate write a poem together. They travel to Poetry Land and work together to create a poem about a super hero.
Episode 11: Acrostic Poems

Episode 11: Acrostic Poems

Little Poets

After learning so many things about poetry, Blue decides it's time to visit Poetry Land again and write a poem. He decides to try an acrostic poem. Acrostic poetry is when you take the letters of a word and turn them into a story about the word.
Episode 10: Unfamiliar Words in Poetry

Episode 10: Unfamiliar Words in Poetry

Little Poets

Mr Pirate tells the story of the Jabberwocky and explains that even though we might now know the word we may still understand what it means. By using other words as clues in the sentence, an unknown word can be figured out.
Episode 09: Rhyming Poetry

Episode 09: Rhyming Poetry

Little Poets

Blue and Sam practice making poetry from words that rhyme. Sam makes a silly poem by replacing the words Blue says with others that sound like them.
Learn My Name

Learn My Name

Phonics School

It's the graduation day at Phonics School and all the letters have learned their names. With a little help from each other, they can sing the way through all of the letters.