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Learning objects Online news: Green Valley Voice

TLF ID L3455

Build a news story opposing a plan to dam a local river. Look at a model news story telling readers how a dam would affect farmers. Build a web page describing the impact a dam would have on tourism and the environment. Choose titles, words and images to support your position. For example, use words such as 'destroy' and 'disaster' to say negative things about the dam. Check how readers respond to your story. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how language choices construct the evaluative stance in a text.
  • Students choose titles, sentences and images to create an online news page that supports a negative evaluative stance.
  • Students connect multimodal elements of an online news page.
  • Students identify how multimodal choices contribute to evaluative stance.
Educational value
  • Models how language and multimodal choices construct an evaluative stance.
  • Explains how each element on a web page contributes to the overall evaluative stance.
  • Highlights words that make positive, negative or strong evaluations.
  • Provides feedback as text and graphs.
  • Defines difficult words.
Year level


Learning area
  • english
  • English/Literacy
  • English/Literature
  • English/Literacy
  • English/Literature
    • English/Argumentation
    • English/Comments
    • English/Community topics
    • English/Feelings
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Perspectives
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Purpose
    • English/Vocabulary
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Louise Droga
    • Organisation: Target Texts
    • Address: Berry NSW 2535 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Louise Droga
    • Organisation: Target Texts
    • Address: Berry NSW 2535 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Jun 2011
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence