Procedural Writing with Digital Technology Unit: George’s Marvellous Medicine

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Summary of Unit of Work:

The following unit is based around the text ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. The students will become more familiar with informative based texts and create their own Marvellous Medicine procedure in a multi-modal format. This unit is integrated with Digital Technologies and measurement Mathematics to give students a broad understanding of sequencing events and representing information.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Digital Technologies: Year 2

  • ACTDIK002 Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.
  • ACTDIP004 Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.

English: Year 2

  • ACELA1460 Understand that spoken, visual and written forms of language are different modes of communication with different features and their use varies according to the audience, purpose, context and cultural background.
  • ACELA1463 Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purpose.
  • ACELA1465 Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in lists.
  • ACELA1470 Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose.
  • ACELT1589 Compare opinions about characters, events and settings in and between texts.
  • ACELY1666 Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and other  ideas in discussions.
  • ACELY1671 Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  • ACELY1674 Construct texts featuring print, visual and audio elements using software, including word processing programs.

Other Goals

Digital Technologies Achievement Standards v8.0

  • ACSA-DT2-3 Students design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions.
  • ACSA-DT1-3 Students design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions.
  • ACSA-EN2-PM-4 Students create texts; drawing on their own experiences, their imagination and information they have learnt.
  • ACSA-EN2-RM-7 Students listen for particular purposes.

English Achievement Standards v8.0

  • ACSA-EN1-PM-8 Students use capital letters and full stops and form all upper- and lower-case letters correctly.
  • ACSA-EN1-RM-9 Students listen to others when taking part in conversations, using appropriate language features and interaction skills.

General Capabilities

Numeracy

  • Estimate the solution to a problem and then calculate the answer
  • Identify quantities such as more, less and the same in everyday comparisons

Critical & Creative thinking

  • Pose factual and exploratory questions based on personal interests and experiences
  • Gather similar information or depictions from given sources

Download the Unit and Resources Below:

Download all of the unit-related resources below:

Procedural Writing Unit – Our Marvellous Medicine (DOCX)

Procedure Writing Assessment Rubric (PDF)

 

 

 

 

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