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Learning objects Sea chase


Join a patrol boat chasing a crew suspected of fishing illegally. Gather information and take notes about the Patagonian toothfish. Produce an information report about the fish. Include descriptions under headings such as appearance, habitat and food. Send your report to a newspaper.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify and sort relevant data for an information report.
  • Students construct an information report for a particular audience.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to apply research skills of reading, categorising and grouping information.
  • Models the structure and grammatical features of an information report.
  • Includes pronouns, technical words, headings and subheadings.
  • Provides photos and captions to accompany an information report.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Message
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Illustrations
    • English/Information
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • 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.