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Learning objects Dream machine: similes

TLF ID L1174

Build a dream bike using fantasy parts such as a 'time-travel frame' and 'supersonic jet pedals'. Look at a model text that uses similes to describe a 'Wish-come-true bike'. Choose similes to make an interesting description of your own fantasy bike. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students describe vocabulary and imagery to enhance the meaning and aesthetics of a text.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of a literary description including similes.
  • Illustrates visual imagery that may be evoked through use of similes.
  • Features a range of imaginative ideas to encourage creativity.
  • Highlights importance of audience and purpose when making language choices.
  • Provides an option to print a literary description and image of a fantasy object assembled by the student.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literature
    Concept
    • English/Composition
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.