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Ministry of Education.


Teacher: Andrea Elston - Naenae Intermediate


Year: 7 to 9

Level: 4

Duration: 3 weeks

Achievement objectives


  • making sense of the physical world

Possible learning experiences:

  • students work in groups to plan and make an invention, and individually write instructions for its use.

Language/learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • investigate and explain how items of technology work and how they make life easier.

Achievement objectives


  • transactional writing

Language/learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • write instructions explaining how something works, organising and linking ideas logically.

Supporting achievement objectives


  • personal reading

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • read a selection of texts on inventions for information and enjoyment.



  • processing information

Students will be able to:

  • gather, select, record, interpret and present coherent, structured information from a variety of sources, using different technologies.

Language focus

(Written) language functions:

  • writing instruction.


to analyse, copyright, a draft, a discovery, an experiment, an invention, to improvise, a laboratory, permission, to prove, a theory

 Teaching and learning activities

Learning task 1

Learning task 2


Self assessment

Assess your oral presentation based on the following criteria:

  • I communicated my ideas clearly and fluently
1 2 3
  • I used language that was appropriate to my task
1 2 3
  • I tried to answer any questions that I was asked
1 2 3

What could you do to make your oral presentation better if you did it again?

Peer assessment

Ask someone in your group/class to assess your oral presentation based on the criteria. Ask them to give you some constructive feedback (things you can work on for next time).

Published on: 09 Jan 2018