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ABC Sing with Me!

ABC Sing with Me!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about the 26 letters of the alphabet. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas.
Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure

Life Sentence

This video explores the basic concept of sentence structure. Gil T. Mann is very close to learning the result of his court trial. The sentence structures contained in his written statement will determine whether he is found guilty, or just plain...Show More
Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Life Sentence

Learners can struggle with conjugation and tense agreement. It all sounds like utter linguistic jargon to Gil T. Mann. But these are actually core grammar concepts we use every day when writing English. Gil quickly learns the importance of...Show More
Punctuation

Punctuation

Life Sentence

This video explores basic grammar questions for learners: When should you use a comma? How do you use quotation marks in your writing to show someone else is speaking? And what on earth is the difference between a colon and a semi-colon, anyway?!...Show More
Grammar: Adverbs

Grammar: Adverbs

Miniclips

Gary and Abby have a new card game called Adverb Attack... except they’re not sure how to play. Let’s learn the rules of the game together and learn all about adverbs at the same time! This Miniclip outlines what adverbs are and the four...Show More
Grammar: Verbs

Grammar: Verbs

Miniclips

The Monster House is wild with activity! It’s Igor’s birthday, and his friends and family are organising a surprise party for him. With a house this busy, there is an abundance of verbs to explore! This Miniclip details the four verbs types...Show More
Grammar: Contractions

Grammar: Contractions

Miniclips

Gary and Liz have heard that their local council wants to build a shopping centre on their favourite park. They’re trying to come up with some snappy slogans to use at the rally to save the park. Maybe using some contractions will help save...Show More
Grammar: Adjectives

Grammar: Adjectives

Miniclips

Pat has lost her cat Donut, so she’s enlisted the help of Officer Ray to find her! But her police report has no useful information that will help find Donut. Perhaps if she uses adjectives to describe Donut, they will be able to find her...Show More
Grammar: Nouns

Grammar: Nouns

Miniclips

Vito has been reading before bed – and now his dream is full of nouns! This Miniclip dives into Vito’s dream to investigate the different types of nouns – common nouns, proper nouns, and pronouns – and how they represent peoples, places,...Show More
Grammar: Conjunctions

Grammar: Conjunctions

Miniclips

Abby has just finished writing a letter to her pen pal Igor – but her dog Mylo ripped it all up! Can you help Abby piece her letter back together with the help of conjunctions? This Miniclip explores the power of conjunctions and how they can...Show More
Modality, Emphasis and Metaphor

Modality, Emphasis and Metaphor

Miniclips

Different literary devices are used across multiple mediums, from television to books and blogs. Understanding what these devices are, where they are used and how they influence language is crucial for developing a student’s response to a text...Show More
Text Types: Persuasive

Text Types: Persuasive

Miniclips

Persuasive texts are all around us. They convince us to believe ideas and buy goods and services – but how? Discover the purpose of persuasive texts and the elements that work together to achieve desired outcomes from target audiences in this...Show More
Text Types: Informative

Text Types: Informative

Miniclips

Calendars, instruction manuals, newspaper articles, and dictionaries all have something in common – they are all informative texts. Informative texts are used to provide facts and information, and this purpose is illustrated through the example...Show More
Text Types: Imaginative

Text Types: Imaginative

Miniclips

With popular examples such as Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland used to illustrate the concept, young students will discover the purpose of imaginative texts and the features that distinguish them from other text types. Students will...Show More
Visual Features of Media Texts

Visual Features of Media Texts

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Ever wondered how to create a killer publication layout? Come and explore the visual and interactive elements of media texts with the irrepressible Bertram Poppingstock. In this episode, he launches into a mission to stop an evil media mogul from...Show More
Structural Elements of Media Texts

Structural Elements of Media Texts

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Bertram Poppingstock is as determined as ever to save the world from his latest archrival – an evil media mogul manipulating the news to serve her own diabolical agenda. Want to become a savvier consumer of popular media? From sensationalised...Show More
Stereotypes in the Media

Stereotypes in the Media

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Tired of lame media clichés? Well, so are we, along with our auspicious pal, Bertram Poppingstock. Come along with us on our mission to weed out and stifle stereotypes in the media. We trace the origins of media stereotypes from false...Show More
Bias in the Media

Bias in the Media

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Do you find yourself getting all hot under the collar because of media bias? Well, Bertram Poppingstock knows exactly how you feel. Watch as he wages a one man war against biased reporting in print and electronic media, explaining to us mere...Show More
Dedications

Dedications

Know Your Poetry

Poems can be almost as tasty as cheese. Almost. Discover why in this entertaining and fact-filled introduction to understanding the purpose, tone and structure of poetic dedications. With an emphasis on various types of ode and a close analysis...Show More
Short Form Poetry

Short Form Poetry

Know Your Poetry

There are almost as many poetic short forms as there are bunnies, but that won’t stop our presenters from trying to name all of them! This fun introduction to short forms offers both an overview and a close look at four forms: haiku, cinquain,...Show More
Narratives

Narratives

Know Your Poetry

Bet you thought you’d never find these words in the same sentence: sharks, tuxedoes and poetry. In this rapid-fire look at narrative poetry, you will. Thankfully, it’s also highly educational! Learn about the ancient origins of narrative...Show More
Literary Devices in Ads

Literary Devices in Ads

In this program, students will find accessible explanations and examples of persuasive literary techniques used in advertising. The common rhetorical devices used in English are demonstrated in engaging detail. The theme of car commercials...Show More
Writing for Different Genres

Writing for Different Genres

This programme identifies the characteristics of various storytelling genres, from thrillers to fantasy and science fiction. Students will encounter precise instruction on the features common to specific genres to assist them in creative writing...Show More
Presentation Basics

Presentation Basics

The Great Orator

Eve has barely warmed up her Presidential office chair and a crisis is already looming. Watch the lunacy unfold as Eve scrambles to deliver her first big oral presentation with help from her future self. Can she achieve the unthinkable and...Show More
Handwriting Tips

Handwriting Tips

This engaging clip provides clear and precise instructions to students who wish to develop fluency and neatness in their handwriting. A difficult skill to master, handwriting requires practice of simple, repeatable exercises such as those...Show More