Super stories: The Abandoned House: nouns and adjectives

TLF ID L6184

Help a publishing director create a bestselling horror story. Read the story. Choose effective nouns and adjectives to increase the impact of the story and make it scarier. Select illustrations that highlight the horror of the events. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustrates how image choices and verbal choices impact on the construction of meaning in a narrative text.
  • Requires students to read a narrative text, and then change nouns and add adjectives to make the text more effective.
  • Illustrates how the selection of images can increase the sense of horror in a narrative text.
  • Provides feedback to students on the specific impact of different choices.
  • Includes an option to print the final story.
  • Includes an option to print a new story to edit and improve using the same strategies.
Year level

2; 3; 4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
  • Organization: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Catherine Beavis
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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