Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)

 Unit 1: Narrative - Foundation Year

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Oz-e-English: Writing (Language) Foundation Year is an English language strand unit for Foundation Year students.
It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Language Content Strands:
Text structure and organisation
  • Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentences (ACELA1432).

Expressing and developing ideas
  • Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435).
  • Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434).

Phonics and word knowledge
  • Recognise and generate rhyming words, alliteration patterns, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words (ACELA1439).
  • Know how to read and write some high-frequency words and other familiar words (ACELA1817).

Note: The information on this page is subject to change as this program is currently being updated to align with version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum. GGSA will release an updated version in early 2023.
Learning Objectives 
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn to:
  • say, make, trace and write a sentence about me
  • say, make, trace and write a sentence about us
  • say, make, trace and write a sentence about a character.
Success Criteria
  • Understand their texts can reflect their own experiences.
  • Identify and describe likes and dislikes about familiar texts, objects, characters and events.
  • Communicate clearly in informal group and whole class settings.
  • Retell events and experiences with peers and known adults.
  • Identify and use rhyme, and orally blend and segment sounds in words.
  • Use familiar words, phrases and images to convey ideas when writing.
  • Show evidence of letter and sound knowledge, beginning writing behaviours and experimentation with capital letters and full stops.
  • Form known upper- and lower-case letters correctly.
Progress Test
  • Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They allow teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and identify where reteaching is needed. 
  • The Teaching Guide contains the progress test script and there is a handout for students to write their answers on.

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • Week 10 is the end-of-unit assessment, which has the same variety of question formats as the progress tests (e.g. multiple choice, filling in blanks/punctuation, editing, constructing, and improving sentences) to assess student mastery of sentence level writing development from the unit. 
  • The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions and the end-of-unit assessment handout for students to write their answers on.

Lesson Objectives

Success Criteria

I Do

We Do

You Do

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