Ever heard someone say “they weaselled out of that cleverly”? Weasels may be getting a bad wrap here, but in this activity, you’ll work out how the experts cleverly use ‘weasel words’ to get themselves out of trouble. Then you’ll get to try it. Just don’t get caught!
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support.
Ideal for: Lower Secondary Years 7 – 9
- think and connect
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: English, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
SugarByHalf – Watch out for Weasel Words! – English – Years 9 & 10
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|This lesson has been developed in partnership with SugarByHalf, a not-for-profit organisation, who promote action to reduce sugar-related diseases so that Australians live better, stronger and healthier lives. Their message is simple: to reduce added sugar consumption by half.|
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