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Assessment resource Read between the lines: neighbourhood: assessment

TLF ID L9672

Assess your understanding of signs around a neighbourhood so that you can answer a question about pets. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about pets in the neighbourhood. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information collated from each of these signs and then answer the question about pets. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify implicit content suggested by texts.
  • Students justify an opinion.
Educational value
  • Includes five written and graphic texts for students to analyse, in order to identify clearly stated information, opinions, feelings and ideas in each text.
  • Encourages students to draw together the information collected from the five individual texts, to address a broader issue.
  • Highlights ways in which written and graphic texts imply ideas, opinions, feelings and information.
  • Provides a series of scaffolded comprehension activities to enable students to read for implied meaning behind words and pictures.
  • Provide opportunities for students to justify their answers to questions.
  • Demonstrates how reading and analysing a group of texts in a specific context can build up a broader picture than each text on its own.
  • Provides opportunities for students to apply their own opinions to the information they read.
  • Provides a succession of levels of complexity that support a student’s progress.
  • Includes an option to print the assessment report.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • English/Literature
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Annemaree O'Brien
    • Address: Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynne Darkin
    • Address: Brunswick East VIC 3057 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment 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
    Platform requirements
    • This object contains flashing animations that may cause visual disturbance and may not be suitable for users who are subject to seizures or epilepsy.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.