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Learning objects Wonderful words, creative stories: food

TLF ID L8742

Add descriptive words to two simple sentences about a chef and a lady in a restaurant to make the sentences more interesting. Experiment by substituting different descriptive words in each sentence. Notice the impact of your word choices on the accompanying animation for each sentence. Use your two lively sentences as the start and ending of an imaginative story. Check your word choices to see if the story could flow better. Then complete the following extension activities: describe a dinner-related image; use a new set of words to create another vivid sentence; extend your story about the meal. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students create descriptive texts using appropriate language and grammatical features to enhance vividness.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates how visual language enriches meaning and enhances reader engagement.
  • Provides lists of adjectives and adverbs for students to use to enhance two simple sentences.
  • Allows students to experiment with adjectives and adverbs in sentences and see the impact of the changes.
  • Provides immediate visual feedback on students' word choices.
  • Provides hint pop-ups to assist students when creating new text.
  • Includes an option for students to print their imaginative story.
  • Includes three optional extension activities on powerful words, each with a free text-entry field and a print feature.
Year level

3; 4; 5

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Language
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Educational validator
    • Organisation: Dr Eileen Honan; University of Queensland
    • Address: St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia
    • URL:
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Connor
    • Address: New Town TAS 7008 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Emily Chen
    • Address: Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence