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Purpose of Text.

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Jackson Todd

on 23 September 2016

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Transcript of Purpose of Text.

*texts written to
describe
*texts written to
instruct
*texts written to
persuade
Persuasive Texts
Instructional Texts
Try to get you to
do or think something
.
Attempting to
sell you something.
Attempt to provoke your emotions.



Tell you
how to do something
and are written in clear language.
They are often
numbered
or split into bullet points.
They regulary use
verbs.



$1.25
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Jackson Todd
Here are a few purposes...
Why has a text been produced?
*texts written to
inform
Informative Text
to
inform
?
to
persuade
?
to
instruct
?
to
describe
?
Give a large amount of
information
.
Based on
facts
.
Should be written in an unbiased way.
Should be clearly structured and concentrate on
the actual events
.


Purpose of Texts
Learning Outcomes
Identify the four purposes of texts
Comment on how different texts are presented
Discuss findings with the rest of the group
Produce a piece of writing with a purpose.

Activities
Starter Activity - Voting for a leader.
Group discussion- purposes of text
Choose a text and analyse - what purpose?
Write a piece of text with a purpose.

Why am I
writing this?
Descriptive Texts
Describe someone or something.

Painting a picture in your mind.
Regularly use adjectives.
e.g. The steel works rudely jutted out of the landscape spewing
thick
fumes.
e.g. The
golden
sunset revealed the
dark
silhouette of the blast furnace.
e.g. The air was
heavy
, his eyes were
red
and the fumes were
overpowering
.
It is time to elect
a new prime minister
, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates.

Candidate A -
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B -
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
Suffers from manis depression.

Candidate C -
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.


Who has the best chance
of being voted in?
• Use capital letters, exclamation marks, questions and repeated words to catch your attention.
• Use adjectives to make something sound attractive.
• Give only one side of an argument.
• Take the form of an advert
Persuasive Texts may:
e.g.
Boil
for 5 minutes.
Fold
in half
Step
forwards
Please take your chosen text, read and answer the following:
1) What is the text about?
2) Does it have a purpose?
3) State three things about the text that seem to show the purpose.
4) Are there other purposes you can identify?
5) Write a description of the text on a post-it note.
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