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Learning objects Finish the story: bushfire: assessment

TLF ID L9766

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story in which a couple driving home are trapped by a bushfire. Look closely at the narrative and make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by changing nouns to pronouns, adding adverbs and choosing more descriptive verbs. Write a concluding sentence that completes the story. 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 complete a narrative in the form of an adventure story to suit the social context, audience and purpose.
  • Students revise a narrative to improve language choice and usage.
  • Students build effective sentences by using verbal grammar including adverbs, saying verbs and pronouns.
Educational value
  • Assesses student use of text features such as pronouns, adverbs and saying verbs within a narrative text structure.
  • Highlights the importance of audience and purpose when making language choices.
  • Engages students with narrative text as an item of popular culture.
  • Includes a printable report of a student's performance.
  • Provides a mechanism for the teacher to comment on a student's learning progress.
Year level


Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
    • Address: Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Dr Joanne O’Mara
    • Organisation: Deakin University, Faculty of Education
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    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
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kbit/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.