Guugu Yimithirr Language Years F, 1, 4  

Unit 1: Nganhthanun Bayan – Year 4 
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Unit 1: Nganhthanun Bayan – Year 4 is an Aboriginal language unit for Year 4 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum’s Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages.
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn to:
  • strengthen a sentence with person nouns by including the modifier warrga-aygu and the plural ending -ngay
  • make sentences using interesting vocabulary
  • improve a sentence with describing words by adding the modifier warra
  • create a sentence with commands
  • make a sentence with a command better by including the term guna
  • form a possessive sentence
  • use a possessor noun to strengthen a possessive statement
  • use animal nouns in sentences
  • improve sentences containing animal nouns by adding the animal's sex
  • use ‘this and that in sentences
  • make sentences with pronouns and the words ‘this’ and ‘that’ better by adding describing words
  • compose sentences describing worth and quality
  • use the word buthuun-gu to strengthen sentences relating to worth and quality
  • use numbers in sentences
  • create sentences with numbers by using various animal nouns
  • compose sentences that reference looking
  • enhance sentences about looking by utilising several subject pronouns. 
Progress Test
In Lesson 5, teachers give progress tests to students to assess how well the students have learned the language so far and to identify the areas that require more instruction. The test questions are in the Teaching Guide, and students record their responses in a Student Workbook.

End-of-Unit Assessment

The final lesson is the end-of-unit assessment. It includes a range of question types (such as circle the correct word, sketch an image of something) to evaluate how well students have mastered the unit's material. The Teaching Guide contains the unit assessment. At test time, teachers make copies of the assessment and hand them to the students.
Complete This Unit
Lesson 1: Writing sentences using pronouns.
Lesson 2: Writing sentences using person nouns.
Lesson 3: Writing sentences using describing words.
Lesson 4: Writing a sentence with commands.
Lesson 5: Writing a possessive sentence.
Lesson 6: Writing sentences with animal nouns.
Lesson 7: Writing sentences with pronouns and the words ‘this’ and ‘that’.
Lesson 8: Writing sentences about value and quality.
Lesson 9: Writing sentences with numbers.
Lesson 10: Writing sentences about looking. 

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