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Rainforest: read a brochure


Read a six-page brochure about the climate of a temperate rainforest in Victoria. Look at maps of Australia showing patterns of temperature and rainfall. Find out what clothing to bring and how to get to the rainforest from the airport. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate a text to their own knowledge and experiences.
  • Students identify the meaning of a text by referring to illustrations.
  • Students identify the literal meanings presented in texts.
  • Students decode texts by interpreting visual elements.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to interpret maps, including legends.
  • Provides a factual description of a physical environment.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • English;
  • Geography
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • Geography/Knowledge and understanding
    • English/Information
    • English/Signs and symbols
    • English/Community audiences
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education; Consultancy and Development Unit
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-12-18
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL:
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL:
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL:
    • Remarks: Education Services Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    • Google Chrome
    • 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
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence