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Design a layout: magazine: assessment

Test your understanding of how visual elements in a magazine page affect reader response. Compare a poorly created magazine page layout with a good page layout and identify how the visual elements in the good layout work better to convey meaning to the reader. Explore how the style, size, colour and placement of images, ...

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Write an article: responsible fishing: assessment

Assess your ability to write an article. Research fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to ...

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Point of view: newspaper report 1: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable ...

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Point of view: newspaper report 2: assessment

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a surfing accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs ...

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Design a layout: magazine: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Design a layout: magazine: assessment' (L9683). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Design a layout: advertisement: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Design a layout: advertisement: assessment' (L9684). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated ...

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Design a layout: newspaper: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Design a layout: newspaper: assessment' (L9686). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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'Dolphins in the town square' by Tessa Toumbourou

'Dolphins in the town square' is a reflective non-fiction travel article by Australian writer Tessa Toumbourou. In the piece she describes a visit to a carnival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, during which she enters a marine animal show and is dismayed at and critical of the way the animals are treated. Toumbourou declines an ...

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Online news: Green Valley Voice

Build a news story opposing a plan to dam a local river. Look at a model news story telling readers how a dam would affect farmers. Build a web page describing the impact a dam would have on tourism and the environment. Choose titles, words and images to support your position. For example, use words such as 'destroy' and ...

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Online news: Perfect Pets

Help a pet shop to sell more of their unusual pets. Examine a web page promoting a giant cockroach. Build pages describing why ferrets and hermit crabs make great pets. Choose titles, words and images to interest an audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'lovable' and 'cute' to create a positive ...

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Dorothy Griffin: great Australian women

Help an editor to produce a series of magazine issues about outstanding Australian women such as Dame Nellie Melba and Edith Cowan. Choose from a shortlist of women well known in these fields: writing, the arts, business, social reform and 'firsts'. Review and compare historical material, including photographs. Summarise ...

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Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, ...

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Science reporter: geologist and environmental scientist [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profiles of two scientists: a geologist and an environmental scientist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

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Science reporter: geologist

Explore the biographical profile of a geologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged as ...

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Science reporter: geologist [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of a geologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged as ...

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Science reporter: environmental scientist

Explore the biographical profile of an environmental scientist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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Science reporter: environmental scientist [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of an environmental scientist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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Science reporter: virologist

Explore the biographical profile of a virologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged ...

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Science reporter: virologist [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of a virologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged ...

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Science reporter: electronics engineer

Explore the biographical profile of an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also ...