Educational resources to teach students about good digital citizenship,
intellectual property and copyright through the lens of film and TV.

Persuasive Language

For NAPLAN writing assessment in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9.

Persuasive Language was updated in July 2019 to include new content and examples which better engage today’s digitally savvy students. Download the new resource now.

Persuasive Language is a useful classroom resource to help students prepare for the NAPLAN writing assessment. The resource provides students with tools to understand and analyse argumentative writing and engage in constructive debate. Knowledge of how language is used to persuade will help students to understand the everyday issues in society.

This resource will help students to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Different Persuasive Language techniques including cliché, generalisation, exaggeration, anecdotes, emotive language, connotation, inclusive language, jargon and sarcasm.
  • How to annotate and write persuasive arguments  
  • Persuasion in visual texts such as photography and cartoons

Persuasive Language includes a classroom case study analysing different opinions with regard to online piracy. Students are tasked with developing their own persuasive argument conveying their opinion of copyright infringement.

Persuasive Language was developed in collaboration with Creative Content Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to raising awareness of the value of screen content and copyright; and written by media educator Brett Lamb. Brett has taught VCE Media since 2001 and is currently a leading teacher at East Doncaster Secondary College and co-teacher at Monash University. Brett maintains the education website Lesson Bucket.



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