Communicating Energy Efficiency Messages

Intended Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to:

  • identify and analyse the purposes of texts that communicate energy efficiency messages and the strategies used
  • identify the language features and effectiveness of the text
  • apply their understanding to develop their own texts to effectively communicate energy efficiency messages.

Teaching Rationales

Through analysing and creating energy-efficiency messages, the students understand that different types of texts are created for specific audiences, and that different language features are used for different purposes.

Learning Areas, Strands, Achievement Objectives

5 -6 Science

Nature of Science
Communicating in science

  • Students will apply their understanding of science to evaluate both popular and scientific texts (including visual and numerical literacy).
5 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing and Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Purpose and audiences

  • Students will show an understanding of how texts are shaped for different audiences and purposes.

Language features

  • Students will show an understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across texts.
  • Students will select and use a range of language features appropriately, showing an understanding of their effects.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to understand how people's management of energy resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.

Activity-specific Achievement Objectives

5 - 6 Science

Nature of Science
Communicating in science

  • Students will apply their understandings of science to evaluate energy-efficiency texts and messages.
5 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing and Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Purpose and audiences

  • Students will show an understanding of how different energy-efficiency texts are shaped for different purposes, audiences and situations. Students will recognise points of view within some energy-efficiency texts, and identify how and when energy-efficiency texts are used to position the reader.

Language features

  • Students will show an understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across energy-efficiency texts; and will select and use a range of language features appropriately, showing an understanding of their effects when writing energy-efficiency messages.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to understand how people's management of energy resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.