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Assessment resource Show and tell: eerie encounter: assessment

TLF ID L9961

Assess your ability to construct sentences by creating a recount of a cartoon about an encounter with a creature from outer space. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Join sentences together to explain how ideas can be linked. Add adjectives and adverbs to make the story clearer and more interesting. Choose a picture to go with the recount. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students construct recounts.
  • Students identify and use verbs (processes) and subjects (participants) in texts.
  • Students review sentences and improve them using adjectives, adverbs and text connectives.
  • Students choose an appropriate image to accompany a text description.
Educational value
  • Assesses student demonstration of comprehension and key concepts to construct a recount.
  • Provides opportunities to interpret an animated cartoon.
  • Provides language elements to be arranged into sentences.
  • Includes images to accompany a recount.
  • Progressively increases the level of difficulty throughout the learning object.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Reading and writing
  • English/Listening and speaking
  • English/Viewing
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Modelling;
  • Multiple choice questions;
  • Comprehension activity

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Marcelle Holliday
  • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
  • 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:
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Device 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
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.