Introduction to the English (ESL) units of work
The units of work on the following pages were developed by teachers from government and non-government schools in NSW who participated in a major professional development project conducted by ATESOL NSW in 2004-5, with funding from the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme.
The project has been a significant development in the ATESOL
NSW professional development program. It has enabled us to provide support for
ongoing professional collaboration and mentoring, not just "one-off"
professional development events. Experienced ESL teachers were paired with
either English teachers or less experienced ESL teachers to develop the following
new units of work during Term 1, 2005. Each unit exemplifies the use of ESL
pedagogy and an explicit focus on language features in teaching to the NSW
English Stage 4-5 and Stage 6 English syllabuses. Teachers may download and
adapt the units to support ESL learners in their own classes. Any printed
materials developed from these units is subject to the copyright provisions
below and must give due acknowledgement to ATESOL NSW and to the teachers
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This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training as a quality teacher initiative under the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme.
Stage 4 Fantasy unit
Stage 4 Fiction unit: 'Into the night and other dark places'
Stage 4 Novel unit - Holes
Stage 5 Media unit - The Interview
Stage 5 Short Story Unit
Stage 6 Area of Study unit - Transitions
Stage 6 Module A unit - Dialogue
Stage 6 Module A Unit - Telling Stories