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Conceptual planning in English

Watch this video to develop an understanding of the conceptual framework that underpins the English Syllabus. 


What concepts are central to texts?

This is an Adobe Connect session to support you in programming conceptually in English -

This is a short 15 minutes introduction to programming conceptually.

Programming in English


This web site should be your main reference for conceptual programming in English http://www.englishtextualconcepts.nsw.edu.au

Professional learning

English and integrated learning units

The web site http://e4ac.edu.au/supporting-resources/ has good examples of integrated units that you can adapt as you need. Just be aware that they align with the Australian Curriculum outcomes and not the NSW Syllabuses. This is not such a problem because the process of adapting the units will stimulate rich discussion as you adjust them.

This resource is a national initiative to support the teaching and learning of English and literacy from Foundation to Year 10, produced in partnership with Education Services Australia and the joint associations of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia, representing more than 10,000 teachers of English.

Units of work


Repositories and searchable databases

  • Trove: National Library of Australia (National)
  • AustLit (National)
  • AACLAP: The Asian-Australian Children’s Literature and Publishing project (AustLit, National)
  • Asia in Education Foundation (National)
  • ARIES: The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability  (National)

Educational platforms and video
Digital tools and open content
  • UCreate guides: a series of cross curriculum one page teacher guides to support teachers using technology in the classroom
  • Tools4U guides: provide support of Adobe, Microsoft, and other educational software
  • Laptop wraps for English (Secondary, though with materials at times appropriate to upper Primary)
  • Voicethread: Conversations in the cloud: a collaborative, multimedia slide show that allows teachers, students and parents to collaborate online
  • Cool Tools for Schools: a list of Web 2.0 tools that students can use to present their ideas; includes links to presentation tools, image tools, drawing tools and writing tools
  • CC Search: provides tools to find content that can be shared, used and remixed across a range of digital platforms

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