Learning objects Finish the story: boat disaster: assessment

TLF ID L9767

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story about an adventure where a couple spend a day fishing from a boat, but then get stranded. Look closely at the narrative and make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by adding adjectives, choosing verbs and linking sentences using text connectives. Write a concluding sentence that completes the story effectively. 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 to suit the social context, audience and purpose (adventure story).
  • Students revise a narrative to improve language choice and usage.
  • Students improve a text by adding adjectives, choosing action verbs and inserting text connectives.
Educational value
  • Assesses student use of text features such as adjectives, action verbs and text connectives within a narrative text structure.
  • Highlights 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

5

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
    Skill
    • 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

    Contributors
    • 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: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • 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: http://www.deakin.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • 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.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.