HOW TEXTS PRESENT IDEAS

ENGLISH - READING

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Understanding how texts put across ideas is a very important piece of knowledge. Texts could be anything from a leaflet, a newspaper or a webpage. We can use this information to better understand the message being conveyed and if we are being influenced in any way.

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Identifying layout techniques
Identifying layout techniques

In this video we look at how documents use style and layout to present their ideas and persuade you of their content. Animated video   Additional resources Google quiz based on this …

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Purpose of a text - articles
Purpose of a text – articles

As part of the reading exam you could be asked to identify the purpose of a text. This module will show you how the language of a text shows you its purpose. Interactive …

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Persuasive language 2
Persuasive language 2

In this longer and more detailed video we look at the different techniques involved in using persuasive language. we also analyse pieces of text to help us spot when these techniques are being used by others. Animated video – 8 …

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Formal vs Informal
Formal vs Informal

This is a video animation explaining the differences between formal and informal language and an explanation of when you would want to use one or the other. The video also looks at some of the characteristics of the two types of language to help you better write letters adopting a formal style. iSpring video animation¬†– 4 …

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Bias
Bias

VIDEO: 8 minute animated video Bias is present in many types of writing. This video looks at ways of spotting biased viewpoints in a document. Follow up activity : Google quiz on the …

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Reading an article - radicalisation
Reading an article – radicalisation

This is a unit to talk learners through a news article about an attack on mosque. The aim is to look at more advanced terminology and understand the words and their context. Link to unit INCLUDES Link to written article Discussion points around article Multi part quiz …

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