what do you know?• What do you know more about than anyone?
Why did we do that?• Writing about what you know will make your article more interesting, informative and well written.• Writing about something you care about will make your audience care about it too.
Sharing ideas• There are many techniques used by writers to share the information. Today we will learn about 8 techniques.
Anecdotes• an·ec·dote• [an-ik-doht] Show IPA• noun, plural an·ec·dotes or for 2, an·ec·do·ta [ an-ik-doh-tuh] Show IPA .1.a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusi ng nature.• 2.a short, obscure historical or biographical ac count.
Vignette• A “sketch” in words or pictures. Can be used to set the scene in an article or to ‘profile’ a character/person.
Flashbacks• A sudden change in time. Referring to something that happened in the past.
Comparison/contrast• Comparing and contrasting one topic, person or item with another for effect.
Practice• Read through one of the articles.• Look for any/all of these four techniques..
Train your skill – 10/15 mins• Extension: Write a short piece including any/all of the four techniquesIdeas:1. you are interviewing a celebrity, write a vignette to set the scene (describe the person and place.2. You are writing an article about school. Start with a flashback of schools in ‘the old days’3. Choose a topic you know something about and have experience of. Start by telling a short amusing anecdote.4. Choose your favorite sports team. Compare them with a team at the opposite end of the table/league
4 more• Snapshot – description of how something looks• Foreshadow – Predictions about the future• Quote – direct quote of something said.• Facts – useful and relevant facts related to the topic.-Read another article, look for the techniques.
Plenary• How useful was today’s lesson?• What would you like to learn next?• Exit pass – name a technique, type of article or weekly word to leave the classroom.