Activity Introduction

Quick summary: In this lesson, students focus on selecting arguments and persuasive techniques suited to their purpose and audience.

This lesson is designed to provide valuable practise for NAPLAN, the national literacy and numeracy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*. It links directly to the marking criteria Audience, Ideas and Persuasive Devices.

 

This lesson has been developed in partnership with The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. For over 160 years, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been running the Royal Melbourne Show which, like other agricultural shows around the country, works to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in our everyday lives. 

To gain access to a special student ticket offer for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show see the Teacher Worksheet. 

Learning intentions:

  • Students will select suitable persuasive devices and arguments based on the knowledge of their audience.

21st century skills:


Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 3 English

  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print, and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)

Year 4 English

  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694)

Syllabus outcomes: EN2-2A

General capabilities: Literacy 

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability 

Relevant parts of Year 3 achievement standards: Students understand how language features are used to link and sequence ideas. They understand how language can be used to express feelings and opinions on topics. Their texts include writing and images to express and develop, in some detail, experiences, events, information, ideas and characters. Students create a range of texts for familiar and unfamiliar audiences.They demonstrate understanding of grammar and choose vocabulary and punctuation appropriate to the purpose and context of their writing.

Relevant parts of Year 4 achievement standards: Students use language features to create coherence and add detail to their texts. They understand how to express an opinion based on information in a text. They create texts that show understanding of how images and detail can be used to extend key ideas. Students create structured texts to explain ideas for different audiences.

Topic: Consumption

Unit of work: The Show – NAPLAN preparation

Time required: 120 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – some students may require assistance to develop writing ideas.

Resources required: A device capable of presenting a video to the class. Pigeon Persuasion Table (printed A3 or projected). Pigeon Persuasion Worksheet (one per student). Persuasive Writing Sheet (one per student). Independent Writing Reflection Template (one per students).

Keywords: Persuasive techniques, audience, purpose, engage, farming, agriculture, community, agriculture, show, farming, produce, NAPLAN

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions:

  • Students will select suitable persuasive techniques and arguments based on the knowledge of their audience.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … recall a variety of persuasive techniques.
  • … identify persuasive techniques in texts they read/view.
  • … state a range of arguments to support their point of view.
  • … select relevant arguments and persuasive techniques to convince a specific audience.

Teacher content information: For 162 years, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been running the Royal Melbourne Show. Like other agricultural shows around the country, the Royal Melbourne Show aims to build the community's knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in everyday life by providing opportunities for the community to experience and connect with a range of different aspects of farming and agriculture.

Visitors to the Show are given the opportunity to get up close to a range of farm animal

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