All language is persuasive. Whether we are telling a funny story, giving a compliment, proposing marriage, or passing the time in a long queue at the supermarket, we are using language for a particular purpose. That purpose conditions the words that we use and the way in which we use them. Language is never neutral.
In the Persuasive Text: An Introduction to Using Persuasive Language in the Classroom DVD-ROM you will find great ideas to support primary and lower-secondary teachers addressing persuasive texts in the classroom.
The resource includes:
- twelve digitised downloadable clips from a variety of children's TV productions
- forty-four teaching activities with associated student activity sheets
- Links to current Australian curriculum documents and supporting resources
The teaching activities offer strategies for engaging Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in developing their skills and understanding for using persuasive language through verbal and non-verbal forms.
Today's students need to be aware that language is not simply an objective label but a series of signs and symbols that represent values, attitudes and cultural definitions. Every day, they navigate their way through a barrage of information delivered through media and the internet, which makes it critical for students to become discerning consumers of language.
This resource would be most suitable for use in Years 3–9 in the curriculum areas of Arts (Drama, Media, Visual Arts) and English.
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