Show and tell: eerie encounter

TLF ID L1281

Watch a short cartoon about a close encounter with an alien spaceship. Select language elements to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the elements to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adverbs and adjectives to make the recount clearer and more scary. Combine simple sentences using conjunctions.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students construct recounts.
  • Students associate a range of types of texts with their category names such as recounts.
  • Students identify and use verbs (processes) and subjects (participants) in texts.
  • Students review and improve texts using metalanguage.
  • Students choose an appropriate image to accompany a text description.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to interpret an animated cartoon.
  • Tests comprehension and key concepts through cloze activities to construct a recount.
  • Provides language elements to be arranged into sentences.
  • Includes images to accompany a recount.
  • Progressively increases the level of difficulty throughout the learning object.
  • Includes an option to print a recount upon task completion.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • English
Strand
  • English/Language

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Professor Len Unsworth
    • Organisation: University of New England; School of Education
    • Address: Armidale NSW 2351 Australia
    • URL: http://www.une.edu.au/education/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.