Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

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Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

    Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

    Media Literacy Project

Unit: “Reach for the Stars”

    This unit provides opportunities for students to explore a web site. The unit will develop

    enhanced literacy teaching and learning in English and HSIE Stages 2/3 based on

    Media and ICT skill. The students become the ”stars” of the show as they present their

    final activity for the unit.

    Unit Duration:

    8-10 weeks

    Subject Matter Focus:

    In this unit students will learn develop ICT skills

Implications for Learning:

    By participating in this unit students will have opportunities to investigate a website.

Students will print information, read information, store information, and evaluate


    Students will develop skills using Word to write a range of texts. They will learn skills in importing pictures and photographs into Word documents.

Students will develop a wide knowledge of Australian and World events and will be able

    to comment on these both in talking and from a firm knowledge base.

Literacy Notes:

    This unit provides opportunities for students to explore factual descriptions, discussions explanations, and reports

Links with other Key Learning Areas:

    English - The structure and features text types

    HSIE Students will develp knowledge in the areas of Change and Continuity, Cultures, Environments and Social Systems and Structures.



    ABC BTN Online Literacy Resource.

    Book “The Phantom of the Subway” by Geronimo Stilton, Scholastic, USA, 2004.

    Classroom and Computer Lab Computers

    Digital Camera

English Outcomes to be achieved through participation in this unit

    TS3.1 TS3.2 TS3.3 TS3.4

    Communicates effectively Interacts productively and Discusses ways in which Evaluates the for a range of purposes with autonomy in pairs and spoken language differs organisational patterns of and with a variety of groups of various sizes and from written language and some more challenging audiences to express well composition, uses effective how spoken language varies spoken texts and some developed, well organised oral presentation skills and according to different characteristic language. ideas dealing with more strategies and listens contexts.

    challenging topics attentively.

RS3.5 RS3.6 RS3.7 RS3.8

    Reads independently an Uses a comprehensive Critically analyses Identifies the text extensive range of texts range of skills and techniques used by writers structure of a wider range with increasing content strategies appropriate to to create certain effects, of more complex text demands and responds the type of text being to use language creatively, types and discusses how themes and issues. read. to position the reader in the characteristic

     various ways and to grammatical features work

    construct different to influence readers’ and

    interpretations of viewers understanding of

    experience. texts.

WS3.9 WS3.10 WS3.11 WS3.12

    Produces a wide range of Uses knowledge of Spells most common words Produces texts in a fluent well-structured and well-sentence structure, and accurately and uses a range and legible style and uses presented literary and punctuation to edit own of strategies to spell computer technology to factual texts for a wide writing. unfamiliar words. present these effectively variety of purposes and in a variety of ways.

    audiences using

    increasingly challenging

    topics, ideas, issues and

    written language features.

     WS3.13 WS3.14

    Critically analyses own Critically evaluates how

    texts in terms of how well own texts have been

    they have been written, structured to achieve their

    how effectively they purpose and discusses ways

    present the subject matter of using related

    and how they influence the grammatical features and

    reader. conventions of written

     language to shape readers'

    and viewers' understanding

    of texts.

These Outcomes will be achieved through planned learning activities and

    interaction with the Online learning resource.

HSIE Outcomes to be achieved through participation in this unit

    Change and Cultures Environments Social Systems and

    Continuity Structures

    CCS2.1 CUS2.2 ENS2.5 SSS2.7

    Describes events and Explains how shared Describes places in the Describes how and why actions related to the customs, practices, local area and other parts people and technologies British colonisation of symbols, languages and of Australia and explains interact to meet needs Australia and assesses traditions in communities their significance. and explains the effects changes and contribute to Australian of these interactions on consequences.. and community identities. people and the


CCS3.1 CUS3.2 ENS3.5 SSS3.7

    Explains the significance Describes different Demonstrates an Describes how Australian of particular people, cultural influences and understanding of the people, systems & groups, places, their contribution to interconnectedness communities are

    actions and events in the Australian identities between Australia and globally interconnected & past in developing global environments and recognises global Australian identities and how individuals and groups responsibilities cultural heritage. can act in an ecologically influences and their

     responsible manner. contribtion to Australian


CCS2.2 CUS2.4 ENS2.6 SSS2.8

    Explains changes in the Describes different Describes people’s Investigates rights, community and family life viewpoints, ways of living, interactions with responsibilities and and evaluates the effects languages and belief environments and decision-making processes of these on different systems in a variety of identifies responsible in the school and individuals, groups and communities. ways of interacting with community and environments. environments. demonstrates how

     participation can

    contribute to the quality

    of their school and

    community life.

CS3.2 CUS3.4 ENS3.6 SSS3.8

    Explains the development Examines how cultures Explains how various Explains the structures, of the principles of change through beliefs & practices roles, responsibilities and Australian democracy interactions with other influence the ways in decision-making processed

    cultures and the which people interact of State and federal

    environment. with, change & value their governments and explains

     Environment. why Australians value

     fairness and socially just


A range of these outcomes will be achieved incidentally through interaction

    with the content matter of the BTN TV programmes and of the Online


    Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

    Media Literacy Project

    Scope and Sequence of Learning Activities “Reach for the Stars”

    Week Outcome Learning Activity Resources Evaluation


    TS3.1 Letter to Principal from Linley BTN has returned 1 What is BTN?

    TS3.2 Access BTN website Marshall director ABC New after being TS3.3 Print BTN homepage photocopy and Media and Digital Service. withdrawn from TS3.4 Save to Reading Folder air by ABC in WS3.9 Document folders or Display 2004.

     Compare BTN site with other news folders to be used as Reading

    sites eg Folders “Behind the News

    Sydney Morning Herald Online is a high energy,

    Daily Telegraph Online Classroom networked fun way for Upper

    Austar Skynews computer Primary and Lower


    Students write a brief description of students to

    the site. understand

    current issues and TS3.4 Access BTN website Librarian to record program 2

    event in their RS3.5 When can we Watch BTN so that it can be viewed in

    world. RS3.6 Behind the News Term Dates class.


    Online resources Print Program Information Classroom networked

    have been Photocopy and computer.

    significantly Save to Reading Folder

    enhanced with

    streaming video of Watch BTN (recorded session) Video player

    Behind the News Continue watching on a weekly basis

    stories, quizzes,

    forums, study Students write a brief report of the

    materials for session

    teachers and TS3.2 Computer lab networked 3 How does the Show get Made? additional TS3.3 Access BTN Website computers

    information and WS3.9 Working in pairs students print

    activities for WS3.12 Printer “Meet the Reporters” students.” (Letter Save printed information to Reading

    to Principals, Folder. Reading Folders

    March 2005 from Krista Eleftheriou

    Linley Marshall, Sarah Martinelli

    Director, ABC Kerry Staight

    New Media and

    Digital Services) Students listen to excerpt from “The Book “The Phantom of the

     Phantom of the Subway”, Geronimo Subway” by Geronimo Stilton,

    It is possible to Stilton. Scholastic, USA, 2004.

    view BTN dial up

    broadband using

    Real Player or RS3.5 Computer lab networked 4 How does the show get Made? Windows Media. RS3.7 Access BTN Website computers This means that WS3.9 Working in pairs students print student have Printer “Meet the Team” access to the video Save printed information to Reading Reading Folders presentations at Folder. any time. Ray Warren Series Producer Ruth Stentiford Graphic Designer BTN is an Carol Cornish Graphic Advisor excellent online Robert Clark Executive Producer teaching and Vicki Southcott Researcher.

     learning resource.

    Students write a brief biography of It has been

    themselves as a reporter in a Word cleverly designed

    document. to meet the

     CD of Class photos educational and

    Students insert photographs from CD entertainment

     level of the target

    audience. RS3.8 Classroom networked 5 BTN Video

     WS3.10 Access BTN Website computer.

    The proposed title WS3.12 Download viewing list

    for this project Photocopy and save viewing information Or

    was “Reach for to Reading Folder.

    the Sky” Computer lab networked

    Accessing Sky Select video story to play, launch BTN computers

    News and it’s video player using broadband


     Students write a brief review of the

    Evaluation of video in a Word document

    Online resources TS3.4 Computer lab networked 6 This Weeks Stories

    indicated that RS3.5 Access BTN Website computers

    BTN was much RS3.6 Select a story

    more suited to Print Story

    Junior School

    Students because In small groups read your story as if you Reading Folders

    of ease of were a BTN Reporter

    accessibility. Save printed information to Reading


    A new name for RS3.5 Computer lab networked 7 This Weeks Stories the project would RS3.8 Access BTN Website computers be “Reach for the WS3.13 Select a story Stars”, and WS3.14 Print Story indeed the student do In small groups decompose story Reading folders become the Headline Scissors “Stars” as they Date Extra paper participate in the Digital Image Glue final activity for Introductory Paragraph this unit of work. List of supporting facts and information Concluding statement

    Exchange stories with another group.

    Reconstruct stories and read in small


TS3.2 Reading Folder with copies of 8 This Weeks Stories

    WS3.9 Working with a partner students downloaded BTN Stories to be WS3.10 compose their own stories using the used as a guide and model.

    WS3.11 BTN model.

    WS3.12 Picture File World Events

    WS3.13 Insert a picture from picture file downloaded from Sydney WS3.14 World Events. Morning Herald Online and

     Daily Telegraph Online

    Save Story to class file on network.

    Print and save printed information to

    Reading Folder. Reading folders

RS3.7 Computer lab networked 9 This Weeks Stories

    WS3.13 Working with a partner students computers

    WS3.14 access the stories of other students

    which been saved to the class file.

    Students Print the story and add the

    printed copy to their personal Reading


    Students read stories then add a

    comment to the story, save, then close

    the file.

    TS3.1 Reading Folders 10 This Weeks Stories

    TS3.2 Working with a partner students

    RS3.5 present stories to the class as a news News Desk RS3.6 reader.

     If possible video the activity. Video Camera

    At a later date download video to class

    file for future viewing.

    Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School

    Media Literacy Project

ICT Skills that will be developed through participation in this unit of work

    Recognises the typical features of an applications window - title bar, toolbar, menu bar, status bar, WS3.12 scroll bar

    Has a knowledge of drop-down menus, what sub-menus they contain and conventions for activating WS3.12 them

    Selects menu items from a drop-down menu WS3.12 Starts an application and creates a document WS3.12 Names and saves a document in appropriate folder/directory WS3.12 Retrieves, revises and renames a document WS3.12 Understands difference between "save" and "save as" WS3.12 Prints document WS3.12 Uses print preview to view a document before printing WS3.12 Understands orientation of page for document layout WS3.12 Considers what needs to be printed eg pages to print WS3.12 Understands and uses dialogue boxes WS3.12 Inserts text WS3.12 Selects/highlights text WS3.12 Deletes text WS3.12 Varies font, size and style WS3.12 Understands cut, copy, paste WS3.12 Uses undo command WS3.12 Creates text box WS3.12 Uses borders WS3.12 Realises limitations of spell checker WS3.11 Changes text alignment WS3.12 Uses thesaurus WS3.12, RS3.6 Changes margins and line spacing WS3.12 Inserts graphics from various sources eg. clip art, digital image WS3.12 Changes the size of displayed clip art/graphics WS3.12 Uses a digital camera to create a graphics file WS3.12 Moves clip art/graphics within a document WS3.12 Uses a scanner to convert a picture into a graphics file WS3.12 Creates a simple slide show with text, images WS3.12 WS3.9 Inserts slides WS3.12, WS3.9 Chooses appropriate slide design and layout WS3.12, WS3.9 Understands that a presentation is clear, concise and logical WS3.12, WS3.9 Understands navigation buttons/hyperlinks WS3.12, WS3.9 Recognises elements of a multi-media presentation WS3.12, WS3.9 Understands purpose of a browser RS3.5, RS3.6 Understands the general structure of a web address RS3.5, RS3.6 Equates URL with web address RS3.5, RS3.6 Uses and understands the features of a browser (back, forward, stop, search, refresh, history, home RS3.5 buttons, address bar, loading status)

    Understands and uses key words in a simple search RS3.5 Understands key features of a web page (links, site map, feedback, email) RS3.5, RS3.6 Bookmarks a location RS3.5 Chooses appropriate sites from a search RS3.6 Interprets information from a website RS3.6, RS3.7 Cites any electronic references to information used RS3.6 Determines whether information is current, accurate and reliable RS3.6

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