Point of view: witness reports

TLF ID L936

Read and listen to three witness reports of a skateboard crash. Notice that each report presents a different point of view. Look at a model report to see how past tense verbs and opinion adjectives shape the point of view in a text. Build reports by choosing verbs and adverbs to reflect each witness's point of view. Include the place and times, sequence of events, inferences and facial expressions.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Highlights grammatical features involved in expression of a point of view.
  • Provides opportunities to differentiate between points of view in factual recounts.
  • Tests understanding of the role of verbs and opinion adverbs through cloze activities.
  • Includes an option to print witness reports compiled by the student.
Year level

4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • English

Other details

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  • Name: Fraynework Multimedia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Professor Len Unsworth
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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