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Week 4 Lesson 1-4: Analysing a persuasive text

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Week 4 Lesson 1-4: Analysing a persuasive text
LI: To learn how to structure a language analysis.

SC: Students will be able to identify and then analyse in writing
Contention (and two-three supporting arguments)
Tone and tone shift
Key persuasive techniques (identify> example> effect)
Structure an analysis:
Introduction
Two-three body paragraphs
Conclusion
What is the issue?
Euthanasia
Identifying tone and tone shift
Identifying key persuasive techniques
1. Working in pairs.

2. Discuss three key persuasive techniques used and their intended effect on the audience.

3. Write down your analysis of persuasive techniques using this structure:

4:
"Fitzgerald uses
(name persuasive technique)
,

for example
(directly quote an example of it from the text),
which positions the audience to
(explain intended effect of this persuasive technique on the audience).
The opinion piece also utilises
(name persuasive technique)
,

such as
(directly quote an example of it from the text),
which invites the reader to
(explain intended effect of this persuasive technique on the audience)"".


Some persuasive techniques:
appeal to emotion
repetition
appeal to logic and reason (facts, statistics, expert opinion)
inclusive language
alliteration
appeal to family values
anecdote

5. We have 8 minutes.

6. Class discussion to follow.
How to structure a language analysis
1. Working individually.

2. Follow the structure guide to complete a language analysis.

3. We will have the remainder of this period and the all of the lesson to complete this.
Start with the
contention
:

Basic yes/no on the issue?
Two-three supporting arguments?
1. Working in pairs.

2. Discuss the basic yes/no contention and the two-three supporting arguments.

3. Write down the contention using this structure:

4:
"Ross Fitzgerald contends that
(basic yes/no contention)
due to/because
(argument 1), (argument 2),
and
(argument 3)"
.

5. We have 5 minutes.

6. Class discussion to follow.
1. Working in pairs.

2. Discuss the overall tone and any tone shift, as well as the intended effect of this on the audience.

3. Write down your analysis of tone using this structure:

4:
"In a/an
(adjective for main tone)
and, in parts,
(adjective to describe tone shift)
tone, Fitzgerald contends that
(basic yes/no contention).
This positions the audience to
(explain intended effect on audience)"".

Word bank for tone:
calm assertive angry passionate sarcastic emotive outraged positive accusatory mournful matter-of-fact smug mocking

5. We have 8 minutes.

6. Class discussion to follow.
LI: To learn how to structure a language analysis.

SC: Students will be able to identify and then analyse in writing
Contention (and two-three supporting arguments)
Tone and tone shift
Key persuasive techniques (identify> example> effect)
Structure an analysis:
Introduction
Two-three body paragraphs
Conclusion
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