Learning objects Robots: make a catalogue

TLF ID L5995

Explore facts about a robot designed to enter dangerous situations. Choose parts to build a companion robot and an underwater robot. Use a model text structure and images to build explanations about the features of each robot. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support your message. For example, use technical words such as 'vision equipment' and 'human-like legs' to describe mechanical parts. Complete an advertising catalogue by choosing text with positive words highlighting the features of each robot.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how language choices construct the factual content and evaluative stance in a text.
  • Students choose titles, sentences and images to create an explanation text.
  • Students connect multimodal elements of an explanation text.
Educational value
  • Models how language and multimodal choices communicate factual information and construct an evaluative stance.
  • Explains how elements of an explanation text contribute to the overall meaning.
  • Relates nouns (especially proper nouns) to their context.
  • Describes features of illustrations that affect their suitability for reinforcing descriptions in an explanation text.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Concept
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Detailed information
    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
    • 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
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • 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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.