Learning objects Garage beat: media release

TLF ID L1298

Find out the background of a garage band. Build a media release to promote the band. Use a model structure and sample text to build publicity material. Include opinion adjectives such as 'fantastic' and 'valuable'. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students gather and organise biographical information from a range of texts including interview responses.
  • Students distinguish between features of formal and informal language.
  • Students explore the context, purpose and audience of a media release.
  • Students construct a biographical profile using language suitable for a media release.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates techniques for interviewing, categorising and grouping information.
  • Provides a model biographical article to establish text structure and features.
  • Facilitates arrangement of paragraphs to construct a media release.
  • Includes an option to print a media release compiled by the student.
Year level


Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Everyday texts
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • 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: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    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
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