Written responses

This strategy will help students to:

  • organise and record ideas, feelings and information

  • communicate their knowledge and understandings, attitudes and values through a range of genres.


  1. After locating information related to a topic, students can record and communicate their findings, ideas and opinions in genres such as:

  • recounts

  • reports

  • narratives

  • procedures

  • jingles and raps

  • letters and invitations

  • brochures and pamphlets

  • posters and advertisements

  1. Students can share their written responses by:

  • compiling a book to read to younger students

  • discussing the information with families or peers

  • submitting community newspaper and school newsletter articles

  • creating a PowerPoint presentation

  • displaying the information in communal areas of the school

  • presenting at a school assembly, parents meeting or information session.


Comic strips

Have students draw a comic strip or cartoon where characters are:

  • using assertive communication in a health or safety situation

  • presenting positive messages

  • explaining their feelings and thoughts and deciding on an action.

Use speech bubbles or thought clouds to convey the information and thoughts. Students can share comic strips to discuss and assess the effectiveness of the relationship communication and the sexual health message.

Interpreting images

Students draw a four frame comic strip depicting a relationship/sexual health scenario. The comic strip should include blank speech bubbles and thought clouds. Students swap drawings with a partner who must deduct the meaning and fill in the blanks accordingly.

Newspaper headlines

Students write their opinion about a sexual health or relationship issue described in a newspaper headline. Comments should be supported by factual information.

60 seconds 30 words 

Students think for 60 seconds then write in 30 words or less, about a given statement or topic communicating their thoughts, ideas and knowledge.