In this unit, students develop appropriate interaction skills when communicating their opinions to others. They explore a range of persuasive texts to develop an understanding of how language can be used to persuade.
Students learn to present opinions that differ from those of others and are provided with opportunities to appropriately share their opinions.
When undertaking this unit, it is important to take into account the individual communication strategies used by students. Students' responses may be communicated through:
gestures and/or facial expressions
use of visual aids or symbols, such as a communication board
assistive or augmentative technology
varying degrees of verbal or written expression.
The activities presented may need to be adapted to allow students to respond using their individual communication strategies.
It is important that students are engaged and critical thinkers and that they learn to question and query their environments, ideas, actions, communities and lives.
An integrated unit related to ‘extreme climate survival' will engage and intrigue students and will afford opportunities to investigate and analyse human and animal experiences in harsh, frozen environments in order to help them effectively reason, question and explore different aspects of their worlds.
During this unit students will also be provided with opportunities to develop further their creative writing skills. Students will be encouraged to think imaginatively about ideas and arguments, as well as record, evaluate and reflect on their own learning processes.
Student will explore, examine, analyse and compose a variety of different texts related to Earth's coldest regions.
Persuasive Writing: The 13 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The unit is designed to develop student ability to formulate and compose persuasive arguments and text. Ideas and themes found in the text The 13 Story Treehouse will be used to develop student skills in persuasive composition.