Tristan Bancks

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Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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This resource is a series of videos featuring writer Tristan Bancks talking about his writing. Related resources and teaching notes are included.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN4-2A) effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

(EN4-3B) uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

(EN4-8D) identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts

(EN4-4B) makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELT1611) Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes

(ACELT1603) Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view

(ACELT1605) Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension

(ACELT1620) Reflect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view

(ACELT1622) Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches

(ACELT1629) Recognise, explain and analyse the ways literary texts draw on readers’ knowledge of other texts and enable new understanding and appreciation of aesthetic qualities

(ACELT1630) Identify and evaluate devices that create tone, for example humour, wordplay, innuendo and parody in poetry, humorous prose, drama or visual texts

(ACELY1711) Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text

(ACELT1634) Reflect on, discuss and explore notions of literary value and how and why such notions vary according to context

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Writing skills, Writers, Personal responses, Children's literature, Australian literature, Text structure
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 17 June 2016

Resource ID: 1bae924c-9648-45a6-9344-6742096d0aa0