Learning objects Celebrity garbage: Cal Calvino

TLF ID L1175

Help a detective work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Look closely at clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times on items of evidence such as a pet grooming receipt and a flight reservation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Look at a model recount of another case story. Build a recount of Cal's disappearance using the facts collected. Conclude with your solution to the case. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students view a range of texts used in different social contexts, social purposes and audiences.
  • Students revise a text focusing on a sequence of events to ensure clarity of meaning.
  • Students revise text to check for content clarity, accuracy and adequacy, then discuss, edit and redraft.
  • Students use cohesion to connect ideas across text and coherently organise text using signposting.
  • Students know and use verbal grammar.
  • Students build a recount by arranging model text in chronological order.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to interpret texts used in a range of social contexts, purposes and audiences.
  • Highlights cohesion to connect ideas across text and coherently organise text using signposting.
  • Provides opportunities to build a recount by focusing on order, verbal grammar and reorientation.
  • Includes a model recount and cloze activities with multiple-choice options.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • 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
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • 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
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.