Learning objects World Wonders TV show: thunderstorm

TLF ID L6194

Build a script about thunderstorms for a television show. Help a researcher to sort facts and pictures. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build an explanation. Include sections on causes, processes and effects. Make ideas in the script clearer and more interesting by choosing adjectives to make noun groups such as 'dazzling flash' and 'loud booming noise'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the purpose, audience and context for an explanation text.
  • Students use a template text structure to construct an explanation text.
  • Students apply verbal grammar including noun groups containing adjectives to elaborate subjects in an explanation text.
Educational value
  • Models text structure, features and language of an explanation text (including noun groups and cohesive structures).
  • Highlights sequence as a major component of explanation texts.
  • Includes text and graphics explaining the water cycle and thunderstorms.
  • Provides an option to print a completed explanation text, including graphics.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Illustrations
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Geography
    • English/Grammar
    • 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: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    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.