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Persuasive writing. The Assessment guide. http://www.naplan.edu.au/writing_2011_-_domains.html. Purpose. Persuasive Writing. Audience. To argue a case for or against a particular position or point of view. To inform, entertain, persuade.

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Persuasive writing

Persuasive writing


The assessment guide

The Assessment guide

http://www.naplan.edu.au/writing_2011_-_domains.html


What does that mean for our teaching

Purpose

Persuasive Writing

Audience

To argue a case for or against a particular position or point of view.

To inform, entertain, persuade.

Need to consider target audience: peers, distant, general, specialised.

What does that mean for our teaching?

Teaching Ideas/ Approaches

Format

Language features

Text Structure

Advertisements

Letters

Pamphlets

Speech

Debate

Newspaper Article

Cartoons

Oral discussion – reading and talking about the genre

Oral games

Use models

Deconstruct/reconstruct text

Use writing frameworks

Adapting /analysing models

Group/ shared work

Practice sequencing

Ideas

Alternative points

of view

Formal/informal

Nominalise

Emphatic language

Punctuation

Rhetoric Questions

Ethical language

Connectives

Statement of opinion

Reasons

Repetition

A hook.

Thesis

Opening statement

Identify argument/position

Body

Opinions supported with

reasons

Paragraphs organised

around ideas

Conclusion

Summary and restatement of

opening statement.

Leave reader with clear

picture of view point


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Purpose and Audience

  • Why are you writing?

  • What is your purpose?

  • Who are you writing for?

  • Who is your reader or audience?

  • Can not achieve more than a 2 if not a persuasive piece.


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Audience Category 2


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Audience Category 3

Argument is clear and supported with some evidence. The distinction between cages and zoos is made clear through reasons presented.


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Audience Category 4

Supports reader understanding with sufficient detail on subject matter. Begins to engage and persuade by attempting to establish relationship with a more adult reader through language choices ( only certain animals..., most zoos mimick..., reduce the risk of being hunted...)


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Topics to engage

  • Making the topics personal and relevant to the students

    • something they have an attachment to

    • a little controversial and open to debate

Practice responding to a

stimulus:

- T‐charts

- concept maps


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Your Topic

Teachers should be given one day each week to plan.


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How can I teach structure?

The organisation of the structural components of a persuasive text

- introduction clearly stated point of view

- body arguments and elaborations to support

position

- conclusion is the position restated

T Chart

5 paragraph organiser

Hamburger organiser


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Persuasive Devices

Rhetoric questions

Logos - logic

Pathos - emotion

Ethos - ethics

Modality

Conditional statements

Hyperbole

Emphasis

Figurative language

Nominalisation


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Persuasive Devices – Category score 2

  • 2 statements of personal opinion

  • 2 conditional if statements


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Josh’s usage of devices


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What did you hear?

  • Josh uses a variety of techniques including

  • Narrative beginning (form of poetry) as a ‘hook’

  • Bold statement demand change and order

  • Direct appeal to reader – you’ll be convinced...

  • Ethos – usage of facts although Jack the ripper fact is questionable

  • ...this obviously not true as it is a known fact...

  • Pathos – a minute of silence and may they rest in peace

  • Logic – first aid skills, facts

  • Hyperbole/exaggeration ...some extreme cases- shrinking testicles

  • Modality – should, will be,

  • Rule of three - ...all been brainwashed, kept in the shadow of the

  • truth, led to believe.....

  • Humour – for his teacher and our audience

  • Emphatic statements – forced to live in these constraints, ..now that I

  • have proven to you...

  • Recognition of opposing view i.e. parents will say...


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Vocabulary

  • Discuss with students the type of words:

    • that persuade

    • power words that emphasise

exceptional

certainly

ultimate

definitely

superb

urge

abundant

absolutely

www.snappywords.comhttp://www.wordle.net/


Persuasive writing

Transitional words and cohesion

Transitional words and phrases (e.g. however , or , finally , before ) contribute to the unity (cohesiveness) of a text. Indeed, without these words or phrases, a text will most likely seem disorganised and will often be difficult to understand.

Time

then, now, first, second, next, before, after, today, tomorrow, at that point, subsequently, eventually

Emphasising

Obviously

In fact

Indeed

Absolutely

Unquestionably

Without a doubt

certainly

Addition

Besides

Furthermore

In addition

Additionally

Moreover

Contrast & Comparison

Besides

Furthermore

In addition

Additionally

Reason

Because

Due to the fact

Since

On account of


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Literature, Magazines and TV commercials

  • Using visual media is a great way to grab the student’s attention to highlight:

    • audience

    • persuasive techniques

  • Media such as:

    • picture books

    • TV commercials

    • magazine commercials

    • YouTube clips


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    Resources

    • Websites

    • A range of PowerPoints ready to use in your classroom including The hook and Transition words can be found at:

    • http://jc-schools.net/writeaway/

    • Writing fun by Jenny Eather

    • http://www.writingfun.com/

    • Remote schools resources have a curriculum pack specifically for persuasive writing aimed at a variety of year levels found at: https://portal.ntschools.net/sites/LearningLinks/rscam/prim_years/py_cp7/default.aspx


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    Resources

    http://www.det.nt.gov.au/teachers-educators/assessment-reporting/nap/schools

    ACARA National Website

    http://naplan.edu.au

    DET NT Website


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