Laptop wrap – writing a feature article

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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The resource contains information, activities and tasks on how to write a feature article. It includes writing and publishing templates for students for a print and online contexts. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN5-3B) selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

(ENLS-10B) explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

(EN5-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1553) Understand that authors innovate with text structures and language for specific purposes and effects

(ACELA1557) Explain how authors creatively use the structures of sentences and clauses for particular effects

(ACELY1739) Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts

(ACELY1745) Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts

(ACELY1747) Review and edit students’ own and others’ texts to improve clarity and control over content, organisation, paragraphing, sentence structure, vocabulary and audio/visual features

(ACELY1748) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts

(ACELA1567) Understand how paragraphs and images can be arranged for different purposes, audiences, perspectives and stylistic effects

(ACELY1749) Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices

(ACELY1756) Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues

(ACELY1776) Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Feature article, Literary styles, Visual texts, Print journalism, Print media, Writing skills
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 12 October 2018

Resource ID: 782a828f-d948-4b29-8718-c3c6cb55a1d5