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Learning objects World Wonders TV show: earthquake

TLF ID L1283

Build a script about earthquakes for a television show. Help a researcher to sort facts and pictures. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build an explanation. Include sections on causes, processes and effects. Connect ideas in the script by adding joining words such as 'however' and 'finally'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the purpose, audience and context for an explanation text.
  • Students use a template text structure to construct an explanation text.
  • Students know and use cohesion including subheadings and text connectives to organise and link ideas in an explanation text.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of an information report (including text connectives and cohesive structures).
  • Highlights sequence as a major component of explanation texts.
  • Includes text and graphics explaining the water cycle and earthquakes.
  • Provides an option to print a completed explanation text, including graphics.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • English;
  • Geography;
  • Science
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • Geography/Knowledge and understanding
  • Science/Science understanding
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
    Concept
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Illustrations
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Geography
    • English/Grammar
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • 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.