Teacher guide Creative writing with 'Dream machine' - Teacher idea

TLF ID R10183

This Teacher idea provides information about and links to the TLF learning object 'Dream machine'. Chris McLennan describes how 'Dream machine' helped her students improve their descriptive writing by exploring the meaning and use of similes:



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use vocabulary and imagery to enhance the meaning and aesthetics of a text.
Educational value
  • This resource provides teachers with ideas for using the TLF interactive learning object ‘Dream machine: similes’ to improve student writing.
  • It describes the ‘Dream machine' series of learning objects and provides sample printable sheets from the learning object used by the teacher.
  • It includes direct links to the TLF digital content used by the teacher.
Year level

5; 6

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

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Author
    • Name: Chris McLennan
    • Organisation: Traralgon Primary School
    • Address: Vic Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Teacher guide
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: .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 times may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

    Related items

    Others in the series: