Text Structure and Organisation: Students learn how texts are structured to achieve particular purposes; how language is used to create texts that are cohesive and coherent; how texts about more specialised topics contain more complex language patterns and features; and how the author guides the reader/viewer through the text through effective use of resources at the level of the whole text, the paragraph and the sentence (see ACARA).
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TEXT TYPES and TEXT STRUCTURE
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather
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A wonderful resource that looks at the structure of various genres. Children have the opportunity to view and explicitly identify the structure of the text as well as create and print their own texts.
Houghton Miffin English text structure
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After selecting an age level, children can then select a genre. Then a picture and writing prompt relevant to each genre will open. A good resource for reluctant writers or for clarification of genres.
KS2 Bitesize Writing genres
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Example of a game around the structure of an argument

Children view short videos about a variety of writing genres, read samples of the text and have the opportunity to play a game related to the particular genre. Educators may embed the game into a website, blog or wiki.
NARRATIVES
BBC Narratives
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Children are guided through the structure of a narrative by selecting their own sentences to create their own story. When each section of the narrative is complete, children 'water the plant.' For 'the plant to grow', they will then be given more choices to enable the story to continue.
PBS Kids Story structure
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Children need to sequence a simple story. There are three parts to the story. Children must identify the beginning, middle and end to sequence them appropriately.
National Grid for Learning Narratives
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Activities that help children to identify the sequence of narratives. Children firstly listen to a story, before sequencing the beginning, middle and end. Finally they have the opportunity to create their own story.
Read Write Think Story map
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Create a story map or character map. Save or print completed map.
RECOUNTS
Primary Resources Recounts
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Various resources uploaded by other teachers. Examples of recounts, assessment ideas as well as ideas for explicitly teaching recounts.
PUNCTUATION
National Grid for Learning Capital letters and full stops
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A good set of introductory lessons for using full stops and capital letters. Various lessons for children to view and participate in activities to identify missing punctuation.
Oswego Punctuation
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Children need to identify whether the sentence should end with a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark. A good site to consolidate or assess children's knowledge and understanding of sentence structure and punctuation.
QUIA Capitalisation
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Four sentences are recorded in various ways. Children need to identify and select the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
BBC Bitesize punctuation
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Children are required to read the sentence to identify the punctuation that is missing. Children then click on the punctuation that is missing to complete the sentence.
BBC Punctuation
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Children identify the missing punctuation. It is then selected from a list to 'splat' the punctuation mark into the correct part of the sentence.
Harcourt punctuation
Sentence endings
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A set of quiz style questions asking children to identify whether the sentence should end in a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
Adventures From
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Simple interactives to introduce full stops, capital letters and question marks. Other links are also available at this site to enhance sentence writing.
BBC Skillwise using apostrophes in contractions
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In this activity, the children try to beat the clock as they put apostrophes into contractions. Children are able to select a desired time to beat and need to type in their answers.
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