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General Description

This course will help you teach primary students how to understand and use persuasive language. You will explore how to use videos and documentaries to assist students with identifying how texts are trying to influence their audience.

 You’ll learn:

- How to use videos to teach persuasive language and texts.

- How to explore a ‘big issue’ that will make learning English meaningful to Year 3-6 students.

- How to use a range of rhetorical devices, including pathos, ethos and logos.

- How to access free lesson plans and student worksheets.



Primary Teachers

Teaching Standards 

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

    • What is English language for?

  • 2

    Module 2: English Curriculum

    • Persuasive Language in the 21st Century

    • Persuasive Language in the Curriculum

  • 3

    Module 3: Persuasive Language

    • The Power of Video

    • Rhetorical Devices

    • Understanding Ethos - Part 1

    • Understanding Ethos - Part 2

    • Understanding Pathos - Part 1

    • Understanding Pathos - Part 2

    • Understanding Logos

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 4

    Module 4: Your Teaching

    • Give it a Go

    • Teaching Tips

    • Teaching Resources

  • 5

    Module 5: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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