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Teacher guide Persuasive Language

TLF ID M019103

This PDF provides a valuable reference guide and teaching and learning resource for students and teachers on the purpose, features and influence of written and visual persuasive texts. The text provides the reader with information on the techniques employed in creating persuasive texts including appealing to emotions through use of techniques such as hyperbole, connotation, and tone. The resource includes a section on composition and analysis of visual texts. The resource also contains a range of activities to highlight key skills required to shape and analyse persuasive texts including an annotated example of a text analysis. The resource concludes with a sample writing assessment task supported by marking criteria based on NAPLAN-style assessments,

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Educational value
  • This resource provides valuable opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills in the language strand of the Australian Curriculum English, particularly as it relates to comprehension, anlaysis and use of language features including the effects of text structures, language features and multimodal elements that work to influence or persuade in a written or visual text.
  • The activities support the development of the general capabilities of Literacy and Critical and creative thinking and the case study and assessment task explore apsects of the of Ethical understandings capability .
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining elements of the years 7 to 10 achievement standards, including understanding how language features and language patterns can be used for emphasis, and how the selection of a variety of language features can influence an audience.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

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