Point of view: witness reports

TLF ID L936

Read and listen to three witness reports of a skateboard crash. Notice that each report presents a different point of view. Look at a model report to see how past tense verbs and opinion adjectives shape the point of view in a text. Build reports by choosing verbs and adverbs to reflect each witness's point of view. Include the place and times, sequence of events, inferences and facial expressions.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the structure of a recount.
  • Students identify the point of view in spoken and written recounts.
  • Students produce texts that express a consistent point of view.
  • Students identify language choices made in recounts that express different points of view.
  • Students use metalanguage to review and improve the use of verbs and adverbs in recounts.
Educational value
  • Highlights grammatical features involved in expression of a point of view.
  • Provides opportunities to differentiate between points of view in factual recounts.
  • Tests understanding of the role of verbs and opinion adverbs through cloze activities.
  • Includes an option to print witness reports compiled by the student.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Concept
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Events
    • English/Sequenced texts
    • English/Text construction
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Marcelle Holliday
    • Address: Little Hartley NSW 2790 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Professor Len Unsworth
    • Organisation: University of New England; School of Education
    • Address: Armidale NSW 2351 Australia
    • URL: http://www.une.edu.au/education/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.