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Learning objects Koala control: points of view

TLF ID L1285

Explore facts and opinions about controlling populations of koalas. Interview people expressing a range of opinions. Use a model structure and sample text to summarise each point of view. Look at ways in which language is used to convince an audience or reinforce a position. For example, one person expresses negative feelings about koalas by using phrases containing emotional verbs such as 'Other animals that depend on trees are suffering too'. Rank the strength of the opinions on a simple scale.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare the nature and strength of opinions expressed in expositions.
  • Students know and use verbs and processes indicating personal opinion.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates the structure of an exposition and linguistic techniques used to express a point of view.
  • Includes a range of statements about wildlife management with conflicting points of view.
  • Tests understanding of verbs and opinion adjectives via cloze activities.
  • Provides an option to print a summary of all opinions, including a personal viewpoint.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Everyday texts
    • English/Attitudes and beliefs
    • English/Critical literacy
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marilyn Woolley
    • Address: Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    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.