Letter Link: AFL in the classroom

Teachers
Letter Link: AFL

Australia Post is committed to helping children across Australia to improve their literacy skills. Letter writing is one practical and fun way of achieving this.

In this section, you will find explanations of the interactives found in the student Multimedia fun section.

The interactives offer opportunities for students to show what they have discovered by exploring the website and have been created to suit individual and small group work on PCs, or whole-class IWB activities.

Let's write a letter to a Multicultural Ambassador

This online letter writing interactive allows students to write to any of the Multicultural Ambassadors featured in this program by following a step-by-step guide. It provides a sample letter and letter ideas, as well as hints for each step of the letter writing process. Students can choose to add a specially designed letterhead to the top of their letter. Once students have composed their letters, they can either save or print them.

Students who write to a Multicultural Ambassador should use the following address on their envelope:

Ambassador's name
PO Box 24413
MELBOURNE VIC 3001

Using this address will ensure that they receive a reply to their letter. Students must also write their name and address clearly on the back of the envelope. Please note that students may use a pseudonym in their letter instead of their real name if they wish.

Instructions are provided in the interactive, and as a printable PDF or HTML below, to assist you and your students. They have been written to include students who have English as a second language.

This interactive is a wonderful tool to use on an IWB, and an effective way for students to learn how to write letters individually on a PC.

The "Let's write a letter to a Multicultural Ambassador" interactive can be found in the student Multimedia fun section.

Let's write a letter to an AFL club or player

This online letter writing interactive allows students to write to any AFL club or player by following a step-by-step guide. It provides a sample letter and letter ideas, as well as hints for each step of the letter writing process. Students can choose to add a specially designed letterhead to the top of their letter. Once students have composed their letters, they can either save or print them.

Students who choose to write to an AFL club or player (who is not one of the Multicultural Ambassadors) should use the club addresses provided in the AFL club information section. Replies to these letters will depend on individual AFL club policies. Please note that students may use a pseudonym in their letter instead of their real name if they wish.

Instructions are provided in the interactive, and as a printable PDF or HTML below, to assist you and your students to use the interactive. The instructions have been written to include students who have English as a second language.

This interactive is a wonderful tool to use on an IWB, and an effective way for students to learn how to write letters individually on a PC.

The "Let's write a letter to an AFL club or player" interactive can be found in the student Multimedia fun section.

Half-time hero multiple choice quiz

This is a twelve-question multiple choice quiz that will test students' knowledge of Australian Football.

Each question is presented with three possible answers. Students select their answer, click on "kick" and wait to see if the ball goes through for a goal (if they are correct) or a behind (if they are incorrect). At the end of the quiz, the student will be given an accumulated score and a message regarding their performance. Students are encouraged to replay the quiz to improve their score.

The information that students need to answer the questions can be found in About the AFL in the student section.

The "Half-time hero" quiz can be found in the student Multimedia fun section.

Read it! Speak it!

Australia is a culturally diverse country and as such, many different languages are spoken. Four of the most popular non-English languages are Arabic, Cantonese, Greek and Italian. Each of the four "Read it! Speak it!" interactives present words and phrases in one of these languages.

The words and phrases are separated into five categories:

  • General words and phrases
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Letter writing phrases
  • AFL phrases

In each category, you will have the opportunity to see the word or phrase written and hear it spoken in English and the other language.

This interactive is a fantastic way to encourage students to learn basic words and phrases in languages that may be spoken by their classmates. What a wonderful way to create an inclusive classroom!

The "Read it! Speak it!" interactives can be found in the student Multimedia fun section.

Letters and parcels – from posting to delivery

This eight-minute video explains the journey of a letter from being posted to delivery.

Students are given a behind the scenes look at a sorting centre and can learn about the issues that make letters or parcels less easy to sort and deliver.

The "Letters and parcels – from posting to delivery" video can be found in the student Multimedia fun section.