Assessment resource Write an article: responsible fishing: assessment

TLF ID L9769

Assess your ability to write an article. Research fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, choose words such as 'precious' and 'vitally important' to make strong statements. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students complete a factual exposition to suit the social context, audience and purpose.
  • Students revise a factual exposition to improve language choice and usage.
  • Students choose opinion adjectives and adverbs to support an evaluative stance.
  • Students interpret technical language.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of an exposition (including use of opinion adjectives and adverbs).
  • Challenges students to interpret technical language.
  • Highlights importance of audience and purpose when making language choices.
  • Provides an option to print an exposition compiled by the student.
  • Defines difficult words.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

5; 6

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

    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
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Trevor Poultney
    • Address: Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Dr Joanne O'Mara
    • Organisation: Deakin University, Faculty of Education
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL: http://www.deakin.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment 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
    • This object may not display correctly on the Mac OS X platform in Safari unless viewed with Flash 9 Player 9, 0, 24 (for Safari). Use of earlier increments of the Flash 9 Player may result in playback issues on both PowerPC and Intel based hardware. Indications of an incompatible player are looping and/or flashing animations which are likely to relate to flawed interaction with the API or rendering engine.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.