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Appendix 1


Year Level:


Students Prior Knowledge:


- Have read The Last Spin short story

-Can identify how the text positions them to feel and
-Can construct paragraphs
-Have a sound knowledge on how to use Padlet
-Recognise the themes within the text

Learning Area: English

Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum:
Use a range of software, including word processing
programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts
Understand that authors innovate with text structures and
language for specific purposes and effects (ACELA1553)
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:
Identify plot structure within a short story (exposition, climax, resolution)
Create an online storyboard to present their interpretation of the storys plot
Understand why the author has constructed the story in such a way
Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation:
Have Youtube clip loaded
Ensure all content is on the weebly
Test ICT to ensure it is working
Make sure students have signed up for EdPuzzle and are
in your virtutal class

Provision for students at educational risk:

Students with visual impairments = text on projector to
be enlarged, text on laptops to be zoomed in according
to students needs, seated near front of room.
Students who have physical mobility issues are
encouraged to use laptops throughout.
Gifted and talented students provided with an option to
create a fourth section on the storyboard which
includes an alternate ending
Students with learning difficulties are aided by the
visual aspects of the lesson through the youtube video
and storyboard, as well as having their answers to the
Edpuzzle visually scaffolded.

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:


8 mins

Greet students and instruct them to take their seats, get out their
laptops and log onto the Weebly link displayed on projector
Instruct the students click on Spin Two tab and face the front.
Teacher will then play the YouTube video The Last Spin for the

4 mins

Projector and Laptops

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key

1. After watching the video, the teacher will lead a short discussion
on what an exposition, climax and resolution in a short story is.

7 mins 2. Students will be told to click on the embedded EdPuzzle link

and to watch the video once more, responding to the questions
which will appear throughout the video. NOTE: Questions will be
based on the exposition, climax and resolution in the story.
3. Once students have competed the EdPuzzle teacher will briefly
30 mins
explain the next task in the Weebly; the storyboard. The teacher
will detail the following:
Students should make a three-part storyboard, with the
exposition, climax and resolution.
Each section must have at least three sentences of explaination.
10 minutes per section will be allocated.
4 mins
4. Ask students to screenshot or snip their storyboards and
upload into Padlet via the link provided in the Weebly with their
names as the title of their post. (If students are running behind,
they can screenshot, but upload from home)




Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

2 mins 5. Inform students that for homework they will have to write a short
paragraph on the plot used in The Last Spin and upload into

their word document from last lesson.

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

Students need to upload their storyboard and complete

their paragraph.
Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will these
be judged?)
Teacher will assess the students informally by looking at the
Edpuzzle results provided i.e response times, times a section
was repeated and the answers given. Teacher will also review
the padlet submissions to check understanding of plot.
Formal assessment will be completed through paragraph,
collated in later lesson.