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Assessment resource Point of view: newspaper report 1: assessment

TLF ID L9971

Assess your ability to construct a newspaper report by selecting appropriate verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns. Examine a model newspaper report. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs and adverbial phrases for the report. Create a headline and choose a photograph. 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 identify the purpose of a newspaper report.
  • Students produce a newspaper report that expresses a cohesive, balanced point of view.
  • Students know and use verbs and processes indicating personal opinion.
  • Students know and use adverbial phrases and pronouns.
Educational value
  • Assesses student demonstration of appropriate word selection to construct an unbiased newspaper report.
  • Explains linguistic techniques used to express a point of view.
  • Provides two reports involving conflicting points of view.
  • Provides cloze activities to test understanding of the role of past tense verbs and adverbial phrases in expositions.
  • Connects pronouns to the person they refer to.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

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

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holiday
    • 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: http://www.deakin.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    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
    • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbit/s connection due to the use of rich media content.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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