Objectives: <ul><li>To understand the various language devices used by writers in non-fiction and media texts </li></ul><ul><li>To understand how and why they have been used </li></ul>
Weaknesses in Mocks: <ul><li>Discussing language when you were asked to discuss presentation (and vice versa) </li></ul><ul><li>Not being focused and concise enough when addressing language and effect </li></ul><ul><li>Not exploring/ analysing THE EFFECT of a device (especially use of fact and opinion) </li></ul>
Key questions: <ul><li>Who produced text and what purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Genre? </li></ul><ul><li>Who for (audience)? </li></ul><ul><li>How is meaning created? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it produced? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the ‘subject’ presented? </li></ul>
Look at the language device sheet: Let’s focus in on a few techniques…
Now: <ul><li>Take a very small amount of text from the ‘curry’ article </li></ul><ul><li>Write it in your books, leaving space around it </li></ul><ul><li>You are going to annotate it, in detail, focusing on the language devices used </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at my example… </li></ul>
Example: … YOUR MOUTH LIGHTS UP IN ANTICIP- ATION. SPICES, YET TO BE TASTED, BEGIN TICKLING THE PALATE. UNUSUAL WORD CHOICES – ‘LIGHT’ MIGHT USUALLY BE ASSOCIATED WITH EYES; IT EXAGGERATES THE FEELING WE MIGHT HAVE ON ITS OWN; STRESSES THE QUALITY OF THE SPICES. PLAYFUL WORD USE, SOMETHING GENTLE AND PLEASANT… ALLITERATION HELPS EMPHASISE THE TASTY QUALITY OF THE FOOD… SUGGESTS THE PLEASURES TO COME…
Your turn! Try two different sections of text. Keep them brief…
Creative Task: What other media text could go with this article? Draw a design using some key presentational devices, and label them to show effect/ impact.
Bringing your learning together: You are going to get a new, unseen media text. You will read and digest it without my support. You will then be commenting on language and presentation, showing your learning so far…
Extension: Go back to your presentational devices booklet and try adding some further annotations…
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.