Super stories: The Abandoned House: verbs and adverbs

TLF ID L6185

Help a publishing director create a bestselling horror story. Read the story. Choose effective verbs and adverbs to increase the impact of the story by making it scarier. Select illustrations that highlight the horror of the events.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate the nature and strength of evaluative stance in texts to language and multimodal choices.
  • Students analyse and compare the use of grammatical forms such as verbs and adverbs to evoke an emotional response from readers and listeners across a range of texts.
  • Students analyse how particular language choices can give more or less emphasis, intensity, force or focus to evaluations.
  • Students investigate how images influence the reader to adopt certain evaluative positions about a text.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how verbal choices and image choices impact on the construction of meaning in a narrative text.
  • Requires students to read a narrative text, and then change verbs and add adverbs 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

3; 4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Concept
    • English/Audience
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Editing
    • English/Feelings
    • English/Fiction
    • English/Reading
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Language use
    • English/Visual texts
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Communication activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-06
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Catherine Beavis
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-06
    • 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
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
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    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/.