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Pop star puzzle

TLF ID L864

Work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Examine clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an invitation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Use a model structure and sample paragraphs to build your own newspaper article: headline, introduction, summary of events and picture.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the purpose, audience and context for texts read or produced.
  • Students recognise the difference between fact and opinion.
  • Students study a text to identify aspects to research.
  • Students revise a text to clarify chronological order of events.
Educational value
  • Helps students to build a recount by focusing on order, verbal grammar and reorientation.
  • Provides opportunities to interpret a range of texts used in different social contexts, social purposes and audiences.
  • Encourages students to use cohesion to connect ideas across texts and organise text using signposting.
  • Includes a model recount and cloze activities with multiple-choice options.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Concept
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-07
    • 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
    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/.