Different Types of Text Rt/R1.1 Wt/E1.1 Rt/E2.2 Wt/E2.1 Rt/E3.2 Wt/E3.1 Created by Sally Shipton Feb 2006
Different types of Text Information • What sorts of information? • Where will you see this information? • Discuss the use of imagery as an aid to understanding the text
Different Types of Text Instructions • When do you read or write instructions? • Do you know about the imperative verb? • Discuss the use of imagery as an aid to understanding the text
Different Types of Text Directions • Are directions different to instructions? • Do we use different language? • Discuss the use of imagery as an aid to understanding the text
Different Types of Text Persuasion • Where do you see the commonest types of persuasion? • Make a list of common words used in advertising to persuade you to buy
Different Types of Text and Imagery Use of imagery for persuasive purposes • Positive images • Negative images • Discuss the use of powerful images to persuade
Different Types of Text and Imagery Would seeing the suffering children persuade you to help their cause????? Or would you rather see their happy smiley faces because your donation helped them?
Different Types of Text Entertainment • Find examples of entertainment text • Does this also rely on imagery?
Different types of Text to Entertain Comic strips Horoscopes TV Listings Books Magazines/hobby books/fanzines Programmes/concerts/theatre Puzzle books and games
Different types of Text to Describe • Where might it be useful to use descriptive text? Classified ad Selling your house Holiday brochure Find examples of these and compare them. Does the language influence the reader? Could it also be persuasive? Informative?
Different types of Text to Describe Descriptions are also used in fiction. What is their purpose? • To give a better ‘picture’ of the place/person being described • To give all readers a similar picture in their mind • To add interest for the reader