Ned Kelly English Unit - Language features in Black Snake + reading the rest of Chapter 1

Part of a set of resources created for a year 7 English class in Australia (ACARA syllabus). The other resources are also available in my store - lrigb4. Designed for use in 70 minute lessons (with extra activities as a back up if the class is advanced). The focus text is ‘Black Snake: The Daring of Ned Kelly’ by Carole Wilkinson.

1) Lesson PowerPoint
The beginning of the PowerPoint introduces students to some of the key language features used in the novel Black Snake with definitions, examples and examples from Black Snake. The language features are colloquialisms, idioms, figurative language {similes / metaphors} & descriptive language {adjectives.} Afterwards there are some comprehension questions. Afterwards we look at a picture book – ‘Ned Kelly and the Green Sash’ written by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Frane Lessac. As we read the story, students are encouraged to think about the language and visual features used and the effects they create in telling the story. Afterwards, the students can read the remainder of chapter 1 filling in the retrieval chart. If there is time at the end, there is a slide about how to identify factual information from evaluative language and a slide summing up the events in chapter 1.

2) A retrieval chart for students to summarise what they have learned while reading Chapter 1.

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  • 3.-Black-Snake-Chapter-1---TES.pptx
  • 3.-Black-Snake-Chapter-1---TES.ppt
  • 3.-Handout---retrieval-chart.docx
  • Terms-of-Use-p1.jpg
  • Terms-of-Use-p2.jpg
  • Language-features-in-Ned-Kelly-and-the-Green-Scarf.PNG

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Created: Aug 24, 2019

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Whole lesson

pptx, 8 MB


Whole lesson

ppt, 10 MB



docx, 15 KB


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