Learning objects Online news: island holiday

TLF ID L3457

Help an island resort to sell more holiday packages. Examine a web page designed to attract families. Build a page describing attractions for thrill-seekers and another for nature lovers. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'glorious' and 'unspoilt' to create a positive impression. Look at responses from readers and see if the web page boosts bookings. 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 a web page that supports a positive evaluative stance.
  • Students connect multimodal elements of a tourism web 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/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: 06 Nov 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    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
    • © 2015 Education Services Australia Ltd, except where indicated in Acknowledgements.