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Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

TLF ID L4914

Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, choose words such as 'precious' and 'vitally important' to make strong statements.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students complete a factual exposition to suit the social context, audience and purpose.
  • Students revise a factual exposition to improve language choice and usage.
  • Students choose opinion adjectives and adverbs to support an evaluative stance.
  • Students interpret technical language.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of an exposition (including use of opinion adjectives and adverbs).
  • Challenges students to interpret technical language.
  • Highlights importance of audience and purpose when making language choices.
  • Provides an option to print an exposition compiled by the student.
  • Defines difficult words.
Year level

5; 6

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

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • 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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.