Year 8 Integrated Persuasive language resource for Stakeholders Radio Transcript

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Year 8 Integrated Persuasive language resource for Stakeholders Radio Transcript

  1. 1.  In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our argument or conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking.  Whilst for this task you will be presenting the differing viewpoints on a specific topic for each of the characters / speakers in your Radio Transcript, you will still need to incorporate persuasive language techniques throughout as each outlines their personal ideas.  In essence you will be writing three separate persuasive arguments / points of view that are intertwined in the form of a discussion to be broadcast over a radio station.
  2. 2.  In order to create a persuasive viewpoint for each character / speaker you should aim to do the following:  Use facts (and / or opinions) as well logical reasoning to strengthen a particular viewpoint to support and reinforce their argument  Refute (argue against) opposing views on a topic to undermine other points of view and therefore strengthen their own  Clarify relevant / important values connected to their proposal try to establish an ethical line of argument to persuade listeners  prioritise and sequence the main points found within each character’s argument to build the argument one step at a time
  3. 3.  It is also essential that you select a variety of persuasive language techniques for each of your characters as they deliver their views on the chosen topic.  You might like to use some of the following:  Emotive Language - words that make a direct appeal to the listeners’ emotions  Questions that appeal to reader – Wouldn’t you agree?  Repetition – to highlight or reinforce key ideas and phrases  Exaggeration or hyperbole – to highlight the importance or impact something may have  A call for action – to stress the importance / need for something in the listener… must / need to  Conditional sentences – If something is not done about the problem …could / should / would  Personal pronouns – “I”, “you”, “we”, “our” and “us” to personalise the message and connect with the listener  Posing a problem and suggesting a solution – to show that you have thought about the topic / issue carefully  Rhetorical Questions and statements

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