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Assessment resource Super stories: verbs and adverbs: assessment

TLF ID L8469

Assess your ability to choose effective verbs, adverbs and illustrations to increase the impact of a horror story and make it scarier. Explain the reasoning behind some of your choices.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate the nature and strength of evaluative stance in texts to language and multimodal choices.
  • Students use grammatical forms such as verbs and adverbs to evoke an emotional response from readers of a horror story.
  • 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.
  • Assesses students' ability to read a narrative text, and then change verbs and illustrations 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.
  • Includes an option to edit and improve the new story by adjusting the verbs, adverbs and images.
  • Provides a mechanism for the student to reflect on how to develop their ability to use verbs and adverbs effectively.
  • Includes an option to print the assessment report.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6

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

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • 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
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: North Fitzroy VIC 3068 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.