Plane Crash

Preliminary English Studies 2017

 

Assessment Task 3

 

6.3 Telling Us All About It – English and the Media

 

Weighting: 25%

 

 

Please Note: Hard copies of your newspaper items must be submitted to your English teacher on this date.

 

Outcomes to be assessed

A student;

 

P1.3 – identifies how language and other techniques are used to convey meaning in extended and short texts in a range of forms

P1.4 – produces a range of texts in different forms

P2.2 – demonstrates skills in expression in English at an appropriate level of accuracy and fluency to enrich their personal lives and to provide a sound basis for current and future education, careers and citizenship

P3.2 – recognises a range of audiences and the appropriate text forms, vocabulary, style and tone when writing and speaking for those audiences

P4.1 – plans and organises, with teacher support to complete tasks or projects, both individually and collaboratively

 

 

TASK:

 

You will create a lead story for a newspaper on an event which has been detailed on the stimulus page.  Your newspaper which will include the following;

 

  • A headline
  • A by-line
  • At least two graphics/photographs/images which contain captions – More can be used
  • A highlighted quote

 

 

Students will need to work with a partner after the first draft has been created.  This stage of the process will see students supporting each other by editing and making suggestions on how the article can be improved.

 

 

Presentation of the newspaper article:

 

  • You must design your newspaper article on your device.
  • Your article must be printed in hard copy, back to back on A4 sized paper.
  • Your article must be approximately two A4 pages in length and must not exceed three A4 pages in length.
  • The text must be original; created by you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stimulus Page – Preliminary English Studies

Assessment Task 3

These are the notes you took when you researched the event and interviewed those involved.  Your job now is to shape these details into an interesting and engaging news article.

General Details

  • Light plane crash
  • Temora (south west NSW) airstrip – Took off at 10.15am Sunday 12 August 2017.
  • Three people in the plane (as listed below)
  • At 15,000 feet, the plane stalled and the engine could not be revived.
  • The passengers were directed to exit the plane near the jump site
  • The pilot steered the plane away from town and towards an uninhabited area, then parachuted to safety.
  • All jumped to safety.
  • Despite the potential for tragedy no one was injured in the event.
  • The plane crashed in a remote area and the local fire brigade were called to extinguish the fire that was caused.

Pilot – Arthur Anidea

  • 20 years experience
  • “The plane completed a full service only two weeks ago.”
  • “The engine just stalled. Why?  I have no idea at this stage.  Perhaps a blockage in the fuel line.”
  • “I’ve been doing this most of my adult life. I love it!”
  • “Today I landed on the ground quicker than I normally would.”
  • “I am no hero. All we did was stay calm and direct the plane to an area that wasn’t populated, then we enjoyed the jump.”

Experienced parachutist – Imar Jumper

  • 25 years experience – thousands of jumps
  • “It should have been just another great day in the ‘office’.”
  • “I am just glad everyone ended up safe.”
  • “Despite his inexperience, our training served him well in the emergency and he landed gracefully.”

First time parachutist – Scott Noidea

  • “It wasn’t exactly what I signed up for…but…I suppose I got what I paid for.”
  • “I don’t think I’ll be jumping again any time soon.”
  • “At this stage, I am just glad I’m going home to my family.

Other details

  • Air crash investigators are investigating the incident and will present their findings over the coming weeks.
  • The parachuting business has been temporarily shut down until the findings of the investigation have been released.

 

Preliminary English Studies

Assessment Task 3 – Newspaper Article

Name: ___________________________________  Teacher: BDE, JQ, DSL, BO’C

Marking Guidelines

Criteria Marks
¨  Demonstrates a developed use of language features in constructing an extended written text appropriate for a newspaper’s purpose, audience and context.

¨  Demonstrates effective use of visuals which effectively support the content of the newspaper article.

¨  Demonstrates effective formatting skills in the overall design of the newspaper item which includes a clever and engaging headline.

¨  Thoroughly completes and integrates all elements of the task.

¨  Demonstrates developed skills in planning and working collaboratively with others.

 

25 – 30

 

¨  Demonstrates a competent use of language features in constructing an extended written text which are mostly appropriate for a newspaper’s purpose, audience and context.

¨  Demonstrates competent use of visuals which clearly support the content of the newspaper item.

¨  Demonstrates competent formatting skills in the overall design of the newspaper item, which includes an engaging headline.

¨  Completes all elements of the task.

¨  Demonstrates competent skills in planning and working collaboratively with others.

 

19- 24

 

¨  Demonstrates an adequate use of language features in constructing an extended written text which are generally appropriate for a newspaper’s purpose, audience and context.

¨  Demonstrates adequate use of visuals which generally support the content of the newspaper item.

¨  Demonstrates adequate formatting skills in the overall design of the newspaper item which includes an appropriate headline.

¨  Mostly completes all elements of the task. (One element may be omitted)

¨  Demonstrates adequate skills in planning and working collaboratively with others.

 

13 – 18

¨  Demonstrates a developing use of language in constructing an extended written text which may be appropriate for a newspaper’s purpose, audience and context.

¨  Demonstrates a developing ability to use visuals which may support the content of the newspaper item.

¨  Demonstrates a developing ability to use formatting skills when designing the newspaper item which includes a headline which highlights some aspect of the event.

¨  Does not include all elements of the task. (More than one element has been omitted)

¨  Demonstrates developing skills in planning and working collaboratively with others.

 

7 – 12

¨  Demonstrates elementary use of language in constructing an extended written text which lacks awareness of a newspaper’s purpose, audience and context.

¨  Demonstrates an elementary ability to use visuals to support the content of the newspaper item.

¨  Demonstrates an elementary ability to use formatting skills when designing the newspaper items which may include a headline.

¨  Does not include all elements of the task. (More than two elements have been omitted)

¨  Demonstrates elementary skills in planning and working collaboratively with others.

 

1 – 6

 

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