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Whatspoken

languagedemands
willtherebe?

Whatlisteningtasks
willtherebe?

Whattextswillthe
studentsbe
reading?

Whatwrittentexttypes
willtherebe?

Whataspectsof
grammarwillthe
studentsbe
expectedtouse?

Whatspecific
vocabularydoesthe
topicrequirestudents
toknow?

Week1
1

Classdiscussion
Whatshouldwe
knowaboutthe
AboriginalandTorres
StraitIslander
peoples?
Sharingofthoughts
abouthowAboriginal
peopleviewearth.

Listeningtothe
teachermodelreading
ofthebookNyuntu
Ninti
Listeningtostsshare
thoughtsonhow
Aboriginalsviewearth
comparedtohowwe
viewtheearth

Stsreadfirstpageof
NyuntuNinti

meaningofphrases
inagivenculture
eglivinginthe
moment

home,livinginthe
moment,Usmob,
family,treesareour
family,connectedto
everything,onewith
everything,partofthe
earth,theearthisour
mother

Classdiscussionof
differentcultural
backgroundsinthe
class

Listeningtostsshared
abouttheircultural
background
Listeningtodetailsin
studentself
introduction

Stsreadfirstpageof
NyuntuNintiMy
nameisandIma
boy/girlfrom
Readtheirownshort
introductiontothe
class

Introductionabout
themselvesandtheplace
theymostidentifywith

presenttense,

1stperson

is,are,see,live

I,my,Im,me

Teacherled
discussion
aboutthepeople's
responsibilitiesto
MotherEarth

Listeningtoyoutube
versionofthestory
NyuntuNinti

CompletingtheWhatare
myresponsibilitiestotable

ceremonies
theland,eachother
destroy,sacredland
produce,shelters
connection,choices

Listentopeers
reflectionabout
articles

Readingofmagazine
andnewspaper
articles.

Answerquestionsaboutthe
articles.Writeinbook

4&5 Discussingthemain
ideawithpartner
aboutarticles

Aboriginal
TorresStraitIslander
urban&rural
environments

Sharingwithwhole
class

generalisations
stereotypes,racism,
equality,reconciliation,
politics,positive,
negative,media

Week2
1&2 Stssharetheirwritten
pieceofwork

Listeningtoteacher
modelreadingthe
passagesfromthe
bookMyPlace
Listentostsshare
theirwrittenpiece

Readingexamples
fromthebookMy
Placetohelpwrite
theirowndescription

PagetitledMynames
andthisismyplace.

descriptive
languageabout
themselvesand
theirfamily.
textstructure

adjectives:huge,old,
cute,yucky,more,weird

character,time,
illustration,place,
reference,
communication,
entertainment,
transport,ethnic,
Aboriginal,

Sharingoftheirpage
Mynamesand
thisismyplaceto
theclass.

ListeningtootherSts
readexamplesofMy
namesandthisis
myplace.

Readingofapassage
inthebookMyPlace
tochangefrom1st
personto3rdperson

Workinginpairstochange
passagefrom1stto3rd
person.
RespondtoquestionWhy
doyouthinkNada
Wheatleywrotethestoryin
1stperson?

First,second,third
person

I,my,mine,we,me,us,
our,
you,your,yours
he,she,it,his,him,
hers,they,them,theirs

Readingtheirown
pieceofwritingMy
namesthisismy
place.

Listverbsfrompieceof
writing
Completethetable
changingthetenseof
words

Tenseverbspast,
present,future

willclimb,climbing,
climbed.
willbelong,belonged,
belonging.
willlive,lived,living.

Discussionwiththe
classaboutthe1988
entryinMyPlace

Listeningtothe
teacherandotherSts

Stswillreadthe1988
entryinthebookMy

Descriptionstructureof
description
MyPlace:

emotivelanguage
eg.hessocute,it
alwaysmakesme

socute,feelgood,just
likehome,weird,yucky,
fancy,hesgreat,proud,

discussionaboutthe
writtentext.
Listeningtoteacher
abouttheemotive
languagehesso
cute,italwaysmakes
mefeelgood,itfelt
justlikehome.

PlacebyNadia
Wheatley

nametheplace
identifyaparticularfeature
describethewholearea
herfeelingsaboutit,
describewhatshappening
attheplaceandhowit
affectedher.

feelgood,itfeltjust
likehome.

stinks,wish,exciting,
lucky,sad,awful,