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Assessment resource Wonderful words: pets: assessment

TLF ID L9679

Test your ability to create lively sentences by selecting the most appropriate words. For example, view animations of a cat and a fish. Next, add appropriate adjectives and adverbs to two simple sentences about them to make the sentences more lively. Select a suitable connecting word or phrase to join your two lively sentences. Then write a few more vivid sentences of your own to continue the story. This assessment 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
  • Assesses student understanding of how meaning and reader engagement can be enhanced through the effective use of adjectives, adverbs and appropriate connecting words.
  • Demonstrates that increasing the complexity of sentences by using appropriate connectives can enrich meaning and engage readers.
  • Provides students with lists of adjectives and adverbs from which they can make appropriate selections to enhance sentences.
  • Provides students with a list of connecting words and phrases from which they can make appropriate selections to join two simple sentences into a single lively and clear sentence.
  • Provides students with an opportunity to write their own sentences to continue a lively story.
  • Includes the option to print an assessment report that includes the student's own story.
Year level

3; 4

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

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Organisation: Lynne Darkin
    • Address: Brunswick East VIC 3057 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    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
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster. Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 256kbps connection when viewed with a Safari browser on a Mac OS-X platform.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.