Secrets of the Stars

Early Literacy (Years 2-4)

Three Week Program

First Nations people have tens of thousands of years of knowledge sharing the unique shapes and stories of the stars visible from this hemisphere. In this workshop series, students will explore the Star Stories of the Dreaming and consider the senses as they use poetic storytelling techniques to respond to stories from Aboriginal Astronomy. Sample Outcomes - Australian Curriculum

  • Understand that languages have different written and visual communication systems, different oral traditions and different ways of constructing meaning (ACELA1475)
  • Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose (ACELT1600)
  • Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791)
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