Read between the lines: park

TLF ID L8205

Read signs around a park to gather information that will help you answer a question about the park. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine people's opinions, feelings and ideas about the park and whether it is a healthy place for children. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information collated from each of the signs, and then answer the question about whether the park is a healthy place for children.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify implicit content (information, opinions, feelings and ideas) suggested by texts.
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

3; 4

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Literacy
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Comprehension activity

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Annemaree O’Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Annemaree O’Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Dr Eileen Honan
    • Organisation: University of Queensland
    • Address: Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia
    • URL: http://www.uq.edu.au/
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    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/.