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Learning objects Finish the story: car crash

TLF ID L1277

Edit a comic book story about a romance between two characters who have an argument. Look closely at the narrative to make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by adding similes and adverbial phrases, and by combining sentences using conjunctions. Choose a title and image for the cover. This learning 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 (a romance).
  • Students revise a narrative to improve language choice and usage.
  • Students build complex sentences by using verbal grammar including conjunctions, similes and adverbial phrases of place and time.
  • Students select a title and image to complement a narrative.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of a narrative (including use of similes, adverbial phrases and conjunctions).
  • Engages students with narrative text as an item of popular culture.
  • Highlights importance of audience and purpose when making language choices.
  • Provides an option to print a narrative and image compiled by the student.
Year level

4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Text construction
    • 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

    • 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:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive 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.