A set of 16 posters about developing and describing characters when writing stories.
Don’t tell feeling, show feeling to add detail and capture attention when writing your stories. This poster pack includes examples of common emotional states:
- having fun
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations
Plans, composes and reviews a small range of simple texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers and viewers
Identifies how language use in their own writing differs according to their purpose, audience and subject matter
Recognises that there are different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authorsâ€™ reasons
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and things
Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative
Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ€™ interest by using various techniques
Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions
Identify visual representations of charactersâ€™ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of ac...
Australian Curriculum alignment
Discuss how authors create characters using language and imagesElaborationsidentifying similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, for example representations of dragons in traditio...
Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authorsâ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...
Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of d...
Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of viewElaborationsdiscussing how a text presents the point of view of the main character, and speculating on what other characters ...
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readersâ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborat...
Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and thingsElaborationsexploring how language is used to express feelings including learning vocabulary to express ...
Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example ‘must’, ‘might’,’ or ‘could’ indic...
Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressionsElaborationsextending studentsâ vocabularies for the expression of feelings and emotio...
Identify visual representations of charactersâ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of acco...
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