In this lesson, students will learn new skills that will allow them to critically consider the messages conveyed in visual advertising.
They will note their first impressions of a printed advertisement, then take part in a jigsaw classroom activity to build their knowledge of persuasive techniques used in advertising. Students will then apply their new understanding to their analysis the printed ad. They will use their new skills to subvert the message of a printed advertisement using words or images, then engage in a reflection activity to consider how applicable the learning in the lesson is to their everyday lives.
- Students understand how printed advertisements use visual language to persuade.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – English – Years 9-10.
- Time required: 90 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate student movement around the classroom and guide class discussions.
- Keywords: Critical literacy, metalanguage, visual text, visual meaning, language analysis, advertising, SugarByHalf, marketing, graffiti.
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