All language is persuasive. Whether we are telling a funny story, giving a compliment, proposing marriage, or passing the time in a long queue at the supermarket, we are using language for a particular purpose. That purpose conditions the words that we use and the way in which we use them. Language is never neutral.
In the Persuasive Text: An Introduction to Using Persuasive Language in the Classroom (DVD-ROM) you will find beaut ideas to support primary and lower secondary teachers addressing persuasive texts in the classroom.
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The teaching activities offer strategies for engaging years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in developing their skills and understanding for using persuasive language through verbal and non-verbal forms.
Today's students need to be aware that language is not simply an objective label but a series of signs and symbols that represent values, attitudes and cultural definitions. Everyday they navigate their way through a barrage of information delivered through media and the internet which makes it critical for students to become discerning consumers of language.
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