Show and tell: eerie encounter

TLF ID L1281

Watch a short cartoon about a close encounter with an alien spaceship. Select language elements to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the elements to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adverbs and adjectives to make the recount clearer and more scary. Combine simple sentences using conjunctions.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to interpret an animated cartoon.
  • Tests comprehension and key concepts through cloze activities to construct a recount.
  • Provides language elements to be arranged into sentences.
  • Includes images to accompany a recount.
  • Progressively increases the level of difficulty throughout the learning object.
  • Includes an option to print a recount upon task completion.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Roar Film\; Roar Educational Multimedia
  • Organization: Roar Film\; Roar Educational Multimedia
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: TAS, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Marcelle Holliday
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Alwyn Evans
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Professor Len Unsworth
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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