Learning objects Point of view: editorial

TLF ID L934

Explore a newspaper editorial to learn about structure, purpose and persuasive language. Read two letters that express different points of view on a recent skateboard accident. Build an editorial by choosing opinion adjectives and modal verbs to express a point of view. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the purpose, audience structure and language features of an exposition report (newspaper editorial).
  • Students produce an exposition (newspaper editorial) that expresses a consistent point of view.
  • Students know and use verbal grammar including modal verbs to indicate degrees of obligation, certainty or probability, and evaluative adjectives to express opinions and attitudes about people and events.
Educational value
  • Models the structure of an exposition text and linguistic techniques used to express a point of view.
  • Provides two letters with conflicting points of view.
  • Tests understanding of opinion adjectives and modal verbs through cloze activities.
  • Demonstrates the structure of a newspaper editorial and the function of opinion adjectives and modal verbs.
  • Includes an option to print an editorial compiled by the student.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • english
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: 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
    Browsers
    • 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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.