Strictly Speaking

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

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A public speaking resource including videos of student speeches, interviews, adjudicator comments, adults talking about their public speaking experiences, and support activities.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN3-1A) communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features

(EN3-7C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN4-1A) responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

(ENLS-1A) listens and responds in familiar contexts

(ENLS-2A) communicates for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-3A) selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

(ENLS-4A) views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

(ENLS-8A) writes short texts for everyday purposes

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

(EN5-1A) responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

(EN5-4B) effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

(ENLS-11B) composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1512) Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts

(ACELY1698) Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to context

(ACELY1709) Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions

(ACELY1714) Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience

(ACELY1719) Identify and discuss main ideas, concepts and points of view in spoken texts to evaluate qualities, for example the strength of an argument or the lyrical power of a poetic rendition

(ACELY1730) Interpret the stated and implied meanings in spoken texts, and use evidence to support or challenge different perspectives

(ACELY1808) Use interaction skills for identified purposes, using voice and language conventions to suit different situations, selecting vocabulary, modulating voice and using elements such as music, images and sound for specific effects

(ACELY1740) Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways

(ACELY1750) Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage

(ACELY1756) Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Public speaking, Debating, Critical thinking, Imaginative texts
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Resource ID: a51b2f0e-265a-43b1-9b7c-d440f1b1ff1e