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Learning objects Online news: Perfect Pets

TLF ID L3456

Help a pet shop to sell more of their unusual pets. Examine a web page promoting a giant cockroach. Build pages describing why ferrets and hermit crabs make great pets. Choose titles, words and images to interest an audience and support your message. For example, use words such as 'lovable' and 'cute' to create a positive impression. Look at responses from readers and see if the web page boosts sales. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how language choices construct the evaluative stance in a text.
  • Students choose titles, sentences and images to create a web page that supports a positive evaluative stance.
  • Students connect multimodal elements of a web page advertising pets.
  • Students identify how multimodal choices contribute to evaluative stance.
Educational value
  • Models how language and multimodal choices construct an evaluative stance.
  • Explains how each element on a web page contributes to the overall evaluative stance.
  • Highlights words that make positive, negative or strong evaluations.
  • Provides feedback as text and graphs.
  • Defines difficult words.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Reading and viewing
  • English/Writing
  • English/Argumentation
  • English/Comments
  • English/Community topics
  • English/Feelings
  • English/Linguistic structures and features
  • English/Perspectives
  • English/Multimedia texts
  • English/Purpose
  • English/Vocabulary
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Louise Droga
  • Organisation: Target Texts
  • Address: Berry NSW 2535 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Louise Droga
  • Organisation: Target Texts
  • Address: Berry NSW 2535 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 21 Dec 2015
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: X
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2015, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.