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Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a vital role in assisting students to recognise words as well as a key player in aiding comprehension. Students who have excellent vocabulary have a better chance of becoming an efficient reader. Developing a rich vocabulary early, will create a love of language and reading. The vocabulary lessons take on a fun and playful nature in exploring language. They focus students’ attention on the author’s deliberate choice of words which generates deeper meaning and suits the author’s purpose. These lessons support teachers in creating explicit and targeted instruction, to increase quality vocabulary and to ensure students develop strategic word choice in their writing

Skills covered

Figurative Language

Explores descriptive language choices.

Word Knowledge

Uses a range of strategies to decode unknown words and make meaning of them.

Technical Language

Understands the jargon in books to assist comprehension.

Sight Words

Recognises a growing number of high frequency words quickly and automatically.

Word Knowledge

Understands how words work.

EXPLORE VOCABULARY LESSONS

Animal Adaptations - Australian Animals

Animal Adaptations - Australian Animals

Research facts about an Australian animal’s specific adaptations.

Figurative Language

5

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary - Using an Image to Create a Story

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary - Using an Image to Create a Story

Create sentences using noun, verb and circumstance, to describe what is happening in a drawn image.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary - Writing a Descriptive Sentence

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary - Writing a Descriptive Sentence

Use an image from a text and write a sentence that describes what is happening in that picture.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary -  Noun, Verb, and Circumstance Image Search

To The Top End Creative Vocabulary - Noun, Verb, and Circumstance Image Search

Identify the noun, verb and circumstance in images from a text.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

Book Week 2022 - Jetty Jumping

Book Week 2022 - Jetty Jumping

Explore how a sentence can be made more vivid by adding unusual verbs.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

Animal Conservation - Analysing Author’s Language Choice

Animal Conservation - Analysing Author’s Language Choice

Analyse how authors use particular language and sentence structures.

Figurative Language

5 - 6

Animal Conservation - Descriptive Writing

Animal Conservation - Descriptive Writing

Identify effective language features and imagery in texts.

Figurative Language

5 - 6

Informative Animal Texts - Writing A Factual Paragraph

Informative Animal Texts - Writing A Factual Paragraph

Write a factual paragraph.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

Informative Animal Texts - Noun Phrases

Informative Animal Texts - Noun Phrases

Write phrases using nouns and adjectives.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

Informative Animal Texts - Technical Vocabulary

Informative Animal Texts - Technical Vocabulary

Identifying and defining technical vocabulary in a non-fiction text.

Figurative Language

1 - 2

Connotations - They Said What

Connotations - They Said What

Alter the meaning of a message through deliberate word choice.

Figurative Language

3 - 4

Connotations - The Emoji Challenge

Connotations - The Emoji Challenge

Understand that words have inherent positive and negative connotations.

Figurative Language

3 - 4

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