Quick summary: In this lesson, students will develop the skill of elaborating on arguments to persuade a reader. They will watch a promotional clip and assess how it works to persuade the audience. Students will identify a product that they regard favourably and work independently to identify reasons that others should consider purchasing it. Students will view some examples of how to elaborate on arguments then draft a written persuasive piece that uses elaborated arguments. This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*.
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- In a persuasive text, students will elaborate upon arguments to persuade the reader.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725)
Syllabus outcomes: EN4-4B.
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 7 English achievement standards: Students understand how text structures can influence the complexity of a text and are dependent on audience, purpose and context. They demonstrate understanding of how the choice of language features, images and vocabulary affects meaning.
Topic: NAPLAN Preparation.
Unit of work: Faber-Castell – NAPLAN Preparation.
Time required: 120 minutes
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – It is likely that some students will find it challenging to extend their thought process and identify additional details or connections to include in their writing. These students may need support from the teacher during the planning and writing process.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a website to the class. Idea Elaboration Examples.
Keywords: NAPLAN, English, persuasive, persuade, elaborate, audience, relate, impact, cause and effect, relevance.
*This lesson plan is not an officially endorsed publication of NAPLAN’s creators and administrators – the ACARA body – but is designed to provide practise for the Australian Curriculum’s compulsory NAPLAN testing scheme.
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