Teachers can use these resources to teach literacy skills with the outcome being to enter the New Conversations Storytelling Competition. This competition is open to Australian students from Year 9 to 10. It encourages them to conduct conversations with people they find extraordinary and invites students to share their story by celebrating their h... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. New Conversations: Storytelling Competition
    New Conversations: Storytelling Competition

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. New Conversations: The qualities of heroes – Year 9 & 10
    New Conversations: The qualities of heroes – Year 9 & 10
  2. New Conversations: A picture can say 1000 words – Year 9 & 10
    New Conversations: A picture can say 1000 words – Year 9 & 10
  3. New Conversations: The craft of editing Year 9 & 10
    New Conversations: The craft of editing Year 9 & 10

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. New Conversations: Success criteria for your submission
    New Conversations: Success criteria for your submission