Super stories: The Sea Cave: nouns and adjectives

TLF ID L6186

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

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 nouns and adjectives 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 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

4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • English
Strand
  • English/Language
Strand
  • English/Language

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Catherine Beavis
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.