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Learning objects Read between the lines: shopping centre

TLF ID L8204

Read signs around a shopping centre to gather information that will help you answer a question about whether children are welcome at the centre. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about children at this shopping centre. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information collated from each of these signs, and then answer the question about whether children are welcome at the shopping centre. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Includes five written and graphic texts for students to analyse, in order to identify clearly stated information, opinions, feelings and ideas in each text.
  • Encourages students to draw together the information collected from five individual texts, to address a broader issue.
  • Highlights ways in which written and graphic texts imply ideas, opinions, feelings and information.
  • Provides opportunities for students to practise reading for implied meaning behind words and pictures by offering a series of scaffolded comprehension activities.
  • Demonstrates how reading and analysing a group of texts in a specific context can build up a broader picture than each text on its own.
  • Provides opportunities for students to apply their own opinions to the information they read.
  • Provides a succession of levels of complexity that support the student's progress.
  • Includes an option to print a record of the student's analysis for each text, their final summary and their answer to the main question.
Year level

2; 3; 4

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Liquid Interactive
  • Organization: Liquid Interactive
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Annemaree O’Brien
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Dr Eileen Honan
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Person: Annemaree O’Brien
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • 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
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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