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Using Text Features and Word Clues as Evidence

Using Text Features and Word Clues as Evidence

Inferential Comprehension

The features of any text, such as structure, word choice or grammar, provide hints and clues to help you understand its type and purpose. This video demonstrates how you can look for these features in a recipe and a book review to determine the...Show More
Using Prior Knowledge to Understand a Text

Using Prior Knowledge to Understand a Text

Inferential Comprehension

Often, there's more to a text than just the words you can see. This video shows how, by thinking through what you already know about a topic, you can identify the unstated or inferred messages in a text and gain a better understanding of a...Show More
Building Your Clue-Seeking Skills

Building Your Clue-Seeking Skills

Inferential Comprehension

When you encounter an inferential comprehension question, the answer isn't on the page. Often, there's no one correct answer. This video explains how to find clues by reading a text carefully and making connections between what's written and...Show More
Making Inferences From Dialogue

Making Inferences From Dialogue

Inferential Comprehension

When a writer uses the 'show, don't tell' technique to communicate a narrative, the reader must work out what is happening by making inferences. This video demonstrates how to 'read between the lines', looking at how dialogue is delivered, to...Show More
Making Inferences From Evaluative Language

Making Inferences From Evaluative Language

Inferential Comprehension

Reviewers use evaluative language to make judgments and express their feelings and opinions about people or things, even if they don't state their views outright. This video discusses how you can infer the meaning of a restaurant review by...Show More
Making Inferences from Figurative Language

Making Inferences from Figurative Language

Inferential Comprehension

Figurative language appeals to your imagination and asks you to make connections between what is written in the text and what you already know about the world. This video illustrates how to infer meaning from figurative language to gain a deeper...Show More
The Elephant and the Tiger

The Elephant and the Tiger

StoryKids

Our young writer took inspiration from an image of an elephant carrying a tiger and crafted a wonderful story. Actor, writer (and Mrs Gonsha from Little Lunch) Heidi Arena narrates this endearing tale.
Reflections

Reflections

StoryKids

Young author Kiana invites us to observe the truths in our own reflections. AACTA and Logie Award winning actor Kat Stewart takes us on this important journey.
The River

The River

StoryKids

11 year old Aaliyah describes how she connects to her culture through water. Actor, TV Presenter, MC and proud First Nations man Luke Carroll takes us to 'The River'.
Obscure Mirror

Obscure Mirror

StoryKids

Young author Samuel writes a spooky story about a haunted house and a strange mirror. Comedian, podcaster, actor, Logie winner and occasional chef Dilruk Jayasinha voices this mysterious tale.
The Magical History of Milk

The Magical History of Milk

StoryKids

10 year old Stella considers what would happen if cows drank human milk - instead of the other way around! Actor, singer and presenter Jay Laga'aia lends his voice to this delightful story.
King Croc and the Royal Robbery

King Croc and the Royal Robbery

StoryKids

Young writer Luka imagines a world where the king of the animals is a crocodile - but someone has stolen the royal crown! The versatile Natalie Bassingthwaighte narrates this awesome adventure.
Home and Away

Home and Away

StoryKids

10 year old Lena has writes a thrilling adventure story complete with spies and a dangerous criminal. Actor, director and presenter Zindzi Okenyo takes us through this rollicking tale.
The Day the Rain Came

The Day the Rain Came

StoryKids

Eleven year old Joah zooms in on the moment when the drought ended at the Karijini National Park. Singer, songwriter and producer John Butler narrates this delicate story.
The Gloomy Mist

The Gloomy Mist

StoryKids

Henry from Brisbane is being chased by a monster in a gloomy mist. Will his booby traps save him until the police arrive? Multi-talented comedian, writer and jungle survivor Cal Wilson narrates this edge-of-your-seat story!

NOUNsense!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing, and learn about nouns. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas.

There, Their, They’re

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing, and learn about the homophones “there”, “their”, and “they’re”. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas.

Sweet Dreams Sarah

Vooks Storybooks

The true story of Sarah E Goode, who was among the first African-American women awarded a US patent.

PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year

Vooks Storybooks

When PoPo comes to visit from China, she helps her granddaughter have an authentic Chinese New Year.

Irving Berlin (The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing)

Vooks Storybooks

When Irving must flee his home in Russia, he starts a new life in America. What comes next begins with a song.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Vooks Storybooks

The trees are disappearing from Jadav’s island. What does he decide to do about it? Plant a forest, of course.

10 Little Fish

Vooks Storybooks

Harry Bear and his friends are back, this time in English and Spanish! Dive in, splash along, and count all the fun fish as they swim in the lake. From one to ten, and from diez to uno, count them all while learning opposites like short, long /...Show More

My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius

Vooks Storybooks

Every day before school, Louie’s owner paints a picture. Today, Louie might like to try his own paw at the canvas.

Monster Needs One More!

Vooks Storybooks

What do these monsters have in common? From jelly beans to teddy bears to goodnight kisses, they all want just one more.

Little Girl Big Dream: The Story of Olympian Samantha Peszek

Vooks Storybooks

Samantha had a BIG dream! Being an Olympian meant she had to be the very best, or so she thought...