For a preview of the self-guiding videos select: Developing vocabulary.

1- 1: Personification – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

1-2: Personification – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

1-3: Personification – Part 3

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about personification. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of personification.

1-4: Poem – My Country – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about the poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their vocabulary.

1- 5: Poem – My Country – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about a poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their understanding of the poem. The teacher will guide your child as they learn to find answers within a text.

2-1: Similes – Part 1

IIn this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

2-2: Similes – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

2-3: Similes – Part 3

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about what a simile is. The teacher will guide your child as they learn how to identify, explain and create examples of similes.

2-4: Poem – The Sea – Part 1

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson about a poem and will complete a series of activities to develop their vocabulary.

2-5: Poem – The Sea – Part 2

In this package your child will watch a video of a lesson comparing two poems and will complete a series of activities to develop their comprehension and writing abilities.

3-1: What is a metaphor?

This lesson is the first of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

3-2: Identifying metaphor

This lesson is the second of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

3-3: Creating metaphor

This lesson is the third of three lessons which aim to build understanding of a metaphor.

3-4: Midnight in gnome city - Part 1

This is the first of two lessons that focus on how authors use inference to communicate a message.

3-5: Midnight in gnome city - Part 2

This is the second of two lessons that focus on how authors use inference to communicate a message.

4-1: Exploring literary description

In this lesson your child will use literary descriptions to add detail within a story, such as a character or setting.

4-2: Creating literary description

This lesson aims to support your child to write a literary description based on a character.

4-3: Responding to text 1

This lesson focuses on building vocabulary and background knowledge around the text: ‘Almost Impossible: Crossing the Blue Mountains’ by Kate Walker.

4-4: Responding to text 2

This lesson focuses on comprehension skills including skimming a text for information, and using text evidence to make inferences.

5-1: Exploring inference

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image and text to make an inference or a conclusion.

5-2: Inference in text

This lesson explores inference and your child will use their background knowledge and clues from a text to ‘read between the lines’ and draw inferences or conclusions.

5-3: Using clues in writing

This lesson gives opportunities for students to add clues into a description; to show, don’t tell.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

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