Reading Lesson 1
WALA: The language of persuasive writing
This week we are going to need to know all about persuasive writing. What does the word persuasive mean? How do we try and persuade somebody to do something? What language should we use and how does this affect the person reading or hearing our ideas?
Today's initial reading will get you to read different texts and see if you can identify features of persuasive writing.
This text is a slightly trickier Harder/DD type text but will still show you the same range of features of persuasive writing and ask you some questions about it afterwards. Try and answer as many questions as you can, all the time asking yourself the question: how is the writer trying to persuade me?
Reading Lesson 2
WALT: Consider a viewpoint
When the Aswan Dam was being created, there were lots of advantages and disadvantages predicted. Some people wanted the dam to be built, while others didn't.
Please read the following passage and try and make up your own minds- what were the good and the bad points of the dam being built. This text is written from the point of view of one group of people, those called Lower Nubians, who were the farmers whose land would have to be flooded and lost in order to build the dam in the first place.
Make a list of the good and the bad points yourselves and really try and put yourself 'in the shoes' of a Lower Nubian and see their viewpoint!
Mr G. Monday 12.25