Lesson Ten: Planning Creative Writing

Estimated Timing

90 minutes
Lesson Objectives

Australian Curriculum:

English / Year 6 / Literacy / Interacting with others /
ACELY1709
Content Description;
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and
interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments,
sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions
Elaboration:
recognising that closed questions ask for precise responses
while open questions prompt a speaker to provide more
information
English / Year 6 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing,
evaluating / ACELY1801
Content Description:
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers
Elaboration:
identify how authors use language to position the reader and
give reasons
QCAA:

Write and create learning area texts,
choosing strategies to organise content
and information (WC6 ii)


Write paragraphs that maintain the pace
or sense of texts, including using
headings, subheadings and logical
structures that support the purpose
(WC6 iv)


Use words and word groups including:
• noun groups, phrases and adjectives
to create effective, detailed and accurate
descriptions
• adverbs and phrases to show time,
place and cause
• verbs and adverbs to intensify
meanings, expand and sharpen ideas
(WC iv)


Select learning area vocabulary that:
• adds precision
• enhances meaning (WC6 x)



Classroom
Organisation
Teacher led group work
Individual work

Resources 27 x Culture Journal (Blank, lined workbooks)
27 x iPads/Laptops
Smart Board
Concept Map Worksheet (Resource Four)



Learning Experiences
1. Begin lesson by acknowledging traditional owners of the land.
2. Explain that students will begin their summative assessment task of creating their own
Dreamtime story.
3. As a class, examine the assessment rubric.
4. Discuss how to write a narrative.
What narrative features will we need to include?
How long should our narrative be?
What is the purpose of the narrative?
Explain to students that the purpose of their narrative is to explain a natural phenomena
through the form of a Dreamtime story.


5. Using Laptops, students are to access the following sites and complete the activities.

Writing Narratives: Plotline
http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L7947/index.html (Education Services Australia
LTD, 2012)

Writing Narratives: Point of View
http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L7948/index.html (Education Services Australia
LTD, 2012)

6. As a class, brain storm ideas that could be used as a basis for a Dreamtime story.
7. Individually, students to complete concept map (Resource Four) as a planner for their story.