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Art and Prepositions

Here's a great InfoGraphic - my latest favourite thing 

Use this to produce artwork on prepositions. Simple and
MondrianEsq..... This would make a fabulous informative display.


Plot Device

Plot Device Video

Great Plot device video - very entertaining and engaging

Plot Device explanation

Straightforward explanation with lots of examples.


Multi-Modal Texts


Inanimate Alice Great webisode story - fabulous teacher resources a multi-modal text. Teacher Resource pdf lesson starter


Luminaris from Juan Pablo Zaramella Stop frame animation multiaward winning short film.(6mins)


eBOOKSThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - view the video.(15mins) View the APP PRomo. Buy the APP - award-winning short film is now an interactive narrative experience. William Joyce's "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore", blurs the line between picture books and animated film.

Check out the Books Creators at their Moonbotstudios website, for more titles and



SENTENCE SURGEONS - Sentences to correct



Planet Zoe Edublog Great Prize winning blog from 5/6 student, take a look at the 100 word challenge. And also take a look at her thought s on Inanimate Alice. Her ideas for a thinklink are great,



Narrative Voice

The spider who couldn't hide...... Splendid TEDED Lesson

Narrative voice is another name for a person telling a story. The narrative voice adds clarification and can better explain what is going on in a scene -- it's even an insight into a character's thoughts. Take, for example, this spider who couldn't hide. Fabulous. Use this as inspiration for making a video, use iPads. Write and record POV for the For the Birds | Original Movie from Pixar(3.26m) or for Pigeons (2.5min rest is credits) Also try some live action videos from the Discovery Channel - try activities with whole class first then in pairs. (short videos about 2mins)

Use Padlet for students to ask questions

Suction Cup Ducks - Great to discuss walking in straight lines

Chad Michael Simon Videos



 Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome'

Possible MUTE FROM 4.00 - 4.20

Which of the following is awesome: your lunch or the Great Pyramid of Giza? Comedian Jill Shargaa sounds a hilarious call for us to save the word "awesome" for things that truly inspire awe. Watch the TEDED video

Word Cloud from ABCYA

Word list "Awesome Alternatives" as word document


Some ideas, take notes from the Video. Make a list of 5 truly awesome things. Write a sentence about each. Write a list of 5 ways you use the word awesome this week, go on be honest. Replace the word with something more suitable.


More Adventure, use iPad app 'Explain Everything' to docment things that are awesome and things that are not. See if you can go for a comparison by opposites. Show a high level of skill and context in your presentation but add some humour.


Even more adventure - Work in powerpoint and use the exit animations to setup a reveal on click option for things that are truly awesome and things that are just well NOT.



Some visual writing ideas that are alternatives to the standard book report from John Spencer.







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