Copyright and Creative Commonsinternet

Creative Commons Information Pack
– What is Creative Commons? – How to find CC Licensed material – How to attribute CC licensed material. From Smartcopying

Creative Commons licenses
– shows 6 main Creative Commons licenses arranged from the most accommodating type to the most restrictive. From Creative Commons

Make your own Creative Commons licence
– select the features and create a CC licence. From Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons video
– video explaining the difference between Copyright and Creative Commons licensed material. From Creatve Commons NZ

Making Book Trailers       movies

Windows Live Movie Maker video
– video instructions for creating book trailers using Movie Maker Live. YouTube

Support Materials

Book Trailer Concept Map – in Google docs
Book Trailer Rubric – in Google docs
Book Trailer Storyboard – in Google docs
Windows Live Movie maker Tutorial – in Google docs

Images       image

– access to search services offered by other independent organisations. Results are not necessarily under CC license and will need to be verified. Search web, images, music, video and media by choosing tabs at top.

– CC licensed photos from Flickr

Google images
– use Tools tab to filter by Usage Rights

– free images with CC0 Creative Commons  licence

Photo Pin
– CC licenced images from Flickr

Photos for Class
– Creative Commons licenced images suitable for educational purposes

– free images with CCO Creative Commons licence

– Creative Commons licenced images with CC2.0 attribution licence

Music music

– royalty free music with CC2.0 attribution  licence

– music with Creative Commons license

– free music published under Creative Commons license

Purple Planet Royalty Free Music
– free music organised in themes. Roll mouse over to hear excerpt. Credit source by linking to Purple Planet website


Image reference:
Maia, B n.d., Aurora icons, illustration, IconFinder, accessed 26 December 2012, <>, Creative Commons licence: <>.

– a wiki encyclopedia of pro and con arguments and quotations. From the International Debate Education Association

ANZ Points of View
– articles giving both sides of an argument on a range of issues

ANZ Points of View

ANZ Points of View.
Full text articles on a range of current social and environmental issues. Includes useful research guides.


Image reference:
ResinMuse, 2012, Daily dose, photograph, Flickr, accessed 23 December 2012, <>, Creative Commons licence: <>.


Glossary of film terms
– definitions of terms and phrases used in films and acting. From Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Review Databases

Australian Classification Database
– search for film classifications. From Australian Government

Film reviews – Australian Catholic Film Office

Internet movie database
– film reviews and trailers from IMDb

Urban Cinefile (Australian)
– alphabetical listing of Australian films. Includes synopsis and reviews

Study Guides and Genre Lists

Film Education
– film resources and study guides

Metro Magazine
– study guides and resources

Public Domain CCO image from Pixabay

Year 7

Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah

Don’t call me Ishmael – Michael Gerard Bauer
– teaching notes from Scholastic Publishing

Playing Beatie Bow – Ruth Park

Top stories
– includes Teacher Resource pack in Teacher Reference

Year 8

Boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne (+ unabridged CDs)
– teaching notes from Random House Publishing

A midsummer night’s dream – William Shakespeare (+ unabridged CDs)
– entire play created by Jeremy Hylton, from MIT. Public Domain

The outsiders – S.E.Hinton (+ unabridged CDs)
– teaching notes from TheBestNotes

Skellig – David Almond
– teaching notes from Hodder Education

Year 9

Leaving Jetty Road – Rebecca Burton
– teaching notes from Harper Collins

Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta (+ unabridged CDs)
–  teaching notes from Penguin Publishing

Peeling the onion – Wendy Orr

Secrets in the fire – Mankell Henning

We were liars – E. Lockhart
– teaching notes from The Scottish Book Trust

Year 10

The alchemist – Paulo Coelho
– teaching notes from HarperCollins

Animal farm – George Orwell (+ unabridged CDs)
– teaching notes from Penguin

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time – Mark Haddon (+ unabridged CDs)

My forbidden face – Latifa

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
– entire play created by Jeremy Hylton, from MIT. Public Domain

To kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee (+ unabridged CDs)
– teaching notes from Harcourt Education

Year 11

The great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m not scared – Niccolo Ammaniti
– includes teacher guide in Teacher Reference

Macbeth – William Shakespeare (+ unabridged CDs)
– entire play created by Jeremy Hylton, from MIT. Public Domain

Of mice and men – John Steinbeck

That eye, the sky – Tim Winton

Paperbark: a collection of black Australian writing – Jack Davis

Essential English

Cold skin – Steven Herrick
– teaching notes by Dr Wendy Michaels from Allen & Unwin

Year 12


Light between oceans – M.L. Stedman
– discussion notes from Simon & Schuster

English Literary Studies

The reader – Bernhard Schlink

Other available texts

Eva Luna – Isabel Allende

King Lear – William Shakespeare
– entire play created by Jeremy Hylton, from MIT. Public Domain

Shallows – Tim Winton

EAL Texts

Year 9, 10, 11

Dark dreams: Australian refugee stories – edited by Sonja Dechian, Heather Millar and Eva Sallis

Year 10, 11

I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world – Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

Year 11

The happiest refugee – Anh Do



Australian Poetry Library
– poems arranged under themes and occasions, poetic forms, biographies of poets. From University of Sydney

Friendly Street Poets – Adelaide Poets Collective
– promotes poetry events around Adelaide as well as featured poems from SA poets

Poetry Foundation
– search poems and poets by name and theme.

ee cummings bench


Image reference: 
Fischer, T 2008, e e cummings bench, photograph, Flickr, accessed 26 December 2012, <>, Creative Commons licence: <>.



Paradigm Online writing assistant 
– Includes: Organising, Revising and Editing your writing, Writing informal essays, Thesis/Support essays, Exploratory, Argumentative essays, Tips and techniques for writing poetry. Created by Chuck Guilford

Writing fact sheet
– fact sheets on writing essays, reviews, reports, writing sentences and different paragraph and text types. From University of New England, Armidale, NSW

I tend to scribblea lot


Image reference:
McPhee, N 2008, I tend to scribble a lot, photograph, Flickr, accessed 26 December 2012, <>, Creative Commons licence: <>.

Teacher Resources

ABC Spalsh
ABC Splash! Years 7-10
– Watch, Listen, Play. English resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC

Australian Curriculum : English

– a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 5th-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device

English for the Australian Curriculum
– units of work to support the teaching and learning of English and literacy from Foundation to Year 10. From Education Services Australia and English teachers’ professional associations

Global Words
– units of work integrating the teaching and learning of English with global citizenship education. From Primary English Teaching Association Australia and World Vision

Teacher Resources

Literary terms
– definitions of literary terms found in writing

– a wide range of articles where the lexile levels can be changed to make the article accessible to students

P-10 English Sample assessments
– units of work and resources to support the Australian English Curriculum. From Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Reading Australia
– educational resources for teachers using Australian texts within the framework of the Australian Curriculum. The units include curriculum codes, sample classroom and assessment activities.