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Appendix 1


Year Level: 4 Time: 1:30pm 2:00pm Date:
Wednesday, April 1st 2015
Learning Area:

Students Prior Knowledge:

Students know that different language features
and images can be used for different effects.
Students can choose vocabulary relevant to
context and purpose.
Students have used the Pic Collage app

Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum

Expressing and developing ideas;
Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched
through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb
groups/phrases and prepositional phrases(ACELA1493)
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Critical and
creative thinking


Personal and


Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)

Asia and Australias engagement with Asia


Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
Recognise and explain the difference between a noun and an adjective.
Describe why adjectives are used in texts and how they can enhance meaning.
Create a collage with images and text using Pic Collage on an iPad.
Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation:
All iPads to be charged
Example of a Pic Collage to show students.

Provision for students at educational risk:

LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)

Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:

Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:

[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)


Motivation and Introduction:

1. The students will be seated on the carpet

iPads (one for each

2. Ask them to collect their iPads and return to the carpet, sitting quietly.
3. Tell the students that today we will be learning about nouns and
Today we are going to talk about nouns and adjectives.
4. Generate a class discussion to engage the students and encourage
them to start thinking
Who knows what a noun is?
Can you give me an example?
What is an adjective?
What word could you use to describe the person next to you?
5. Repeat back to students what a noun is and what an adjective
You use a noun to name something and an adjective to describe it
6. Teacher will then number students either 1, 2 or 3 and explain that
your number is the group you will be in.
7. Ask the students to split up into their groups and allocate an area for
each group to sit in.

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):

1. Once students are all seated explain that they are going to make a
collage using nouns and adjectives.
Today you are going to use Pic Collage to create a collage using
nouns and adjectives.
2. Revise with students how to add/search for an image and how to add
a text box on Pic Collage.
You need to add five images to your Pic Collage and then add five
3. Give each group a topic to work on. Either animals, people or places.
Explain that these are the topics they will use. They have to find five

pictures of their topic and then add a text box over each picture. The
text box will include the name of the image (noun) and a list of
describing words (adjectives).
You need to find five images of your topic. Then you will add a text
box over each image. In these text box I want you to write the name
of your image (noun) and then five words that describe your image
Have a student repeat back how many images and how many
adjectives they need to include.
4. Show the students an example that was made early.
5. Tell the students they can discuss ideas about their images with their
group, but they all have to make their own collage.
6. Monitor the students as they work to ensure they stay on task, assist
with spelling and prompt for other adjectives.

Pic Collage examples

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

1. Have one student from each group share their collage.
2. Discuss what the students described on their image.
What features did you describe on the image?
Why did you choose that image or that word?

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

1. Students remain seated and wait for further instruction

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will these be judged?)