Painting pictures with words

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Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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Painting pictures with words

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

Learn about the art of performance poetry and compose your own slam poem.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN2-6B) identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features

(EN2-10C) thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN2-11D) responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own

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

(EN3-5B) discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELY1792) Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume

(ACELY1677) Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence

(ACELY1688) Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently

(ACELY1689) Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences

(ACELY1796) Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes

(ACELY1700) Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements

(ACELY1816) Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience

(ACELY1710) Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Speaking, Public speaking, Language, Poetry, Performance poetry
Analysis, Interactives, Listening activity, Oral activity, Practical activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 15 October 2020

Resource ID: c621c6de-be9e-4c56-888f-1b0231774dea