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Show and tell: close encounter

TLF ID L6193

Watch a short cartoon about seeing a lion on a forest path. Select noun groups, verb groups and phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the word groups to create the best order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add joining words, adverbs and adjectives to make the story clearer and more exciting. Choose a picture to go with the recount. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Provides text selection activities for students to construct a recount.
  • Includes an animated cartoon illustrating a sequence of events.
  • Breaks up sentences into word groups that can be rearranged to make sentences.
  • Provides a print option at the end of the activity, including a choice of graphics.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Roar Film\; Roar Educational Multimedia
  • Organization: Roar Film\; Roar Educational Multimedia
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: TAS, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • 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: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • 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
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence