Learning objects Crimewatchers: persuade your audience


Watch a TV segment describing a crime and people wanted for questioning. Use a model structure to build a new TV segment, including a sequence of video clips. Build captions to match the video clips. Add detailed descriptions of people, places and things. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students make connections and explain relationships between different parts of multimedia texts.
  • Students produce a storyboard for a television drama dealing with current issues.
  • Students choose vocabulary and imagery that enhance the meaning and aesthetics of a text.
  • Students revise a text to ensure clarity of meaning by focusing on the sequence of events.
  • Students apply knowledge of verbal grammar, including: components of a clause - processes (verbs); participants (nouns, noun groups and pronouns); attributes (adjectives); and circumstances (adverbs and adverbial phrases).
Educational value
  • Highlights the importance of detail and precision in factual descriptions.
  • Provides an annotated model text.
  • Tests understanding of the use of adverbials and adjectivals through cloze activities.
  • Features a spelling element tool to explain difficult words.
  • Includes an option to print storyboards with descriptive captions.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Editing
    • English/Grammar
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Media
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Sequenced texts
    • English/Text construction
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marilyn Woolley
    • Address: Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    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
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