Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum Lessons is a site designed for educators in Australia. Its aim is to create one of the largest curriculum-linked lesson sites that highlights and values innovation and excellence in the teaching profession. It is a site that also allows teachers to submit high quality teaching ideas which show off their skills in planning lessons and creating wonderful learning experiences for students in Australia and the rest of the world.

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Word Generation

Word Generation is a research-based program for late primary and middle school which is designed to teach academic vocabulary in language arts, math, science and social studies classes. It is a program that builds academic vocabulary across subject areas by facilitating deep discussion about concepts and issues of concern to young people.

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Advancing Academic Language for All

Advancing Academic Language for All! (AALA) is a Curricular Supplements for Word Generation Series 3, which is designed to provide additional support English language learners. AALA resources are designed to be used in conjunction with Word Generation units, so English language learners can gain additional language skills and background knowledge in order to engage more deeply in the conceptual discussions.

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The Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. Say you have a meaning in mind, like “happy.” The Visual Thesaurus helps you find related words, from “cheerful” to “euphoric.” The best part is the Visual Thesaurus works like your brain, not a paper-bound book.

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