The following resources are available for teachers, schools and educational leaders to support the teaching of Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 English. They have been developed to build teachers' capacity to better understand challenging aspects of the English syllabus.
- Using digital and multimodal texts K–6 (DOCX 173KB) explores using digital and multimodal texts in a K–6 classroom by identifying relevant outcomes and content from the syllabus and developing a sequence of learning experiences.
- Exploring composing in the English syllabus (DOCX 806KB) examines syllabus definitions in the context of composing across all modes and syllabus objectives. It provides examples of teaching and learning opportunities where students produce spoken, written or visual texts.
- Engaging personally with texts (DOCX 574KB) explores the difference between literacy and the subject of English. It identifies the needs of students to engage personally with texts through the relevant outcomes and content from the syllabus.
- Quality literature is a series of videos which demonstrate a variety of strategies to improve engagement through the use of quality literature in the classroom.
The SyllabusPLUS series of Adobe Connect sessions was made to assist teachers with the implementation of the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum. Recordings of the sessions can be found below. Schools can schedules events in MyPL (requires login) using the appropriate course code.
|Course code||Course video||Transcript of video|
|NR05135||Programming in English||Transcript of 'Programming in English'|
|NR05455||The English K–10 syllabus and using texts||Transcript of 'The English K–10 syllabus and using texts'|
|NR05805||English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) learners in English K–6||Transcript of 'English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) learners in English K–6'|
|NR05806||Rich talk about texts in English K–6||Transcript of 'Rich talk about texts in English K–6'|
|NR06182||Annotations on a unit of learning||Transcript of 'Annotations on a unit of learning'|
|NR06183||Transcript of 'Teaching grammar'|