As part of our Persuasive Unit, last week the children worked on understanding the various techniques to persuade people to agree with one’s opinion, should they disagree in the first place.
We looked at the six elements that help with persuasion:
Emotional Language
Play on words
Rhetorical questions.
Equipped with this knowledge, the class was divided into two teams and each team argued their point of view as to whether Children’s programmes should be banned from TV. It was a close result!!!
This week we are using the same technique to convince Lila, The FIreworks Maker’s Daughter, to enter or not a grotto to get the Royal Sulphur she so desperately needs to become an accomplished firework maker. This is part of our Topic China and relates to the book we are reading as part of our English lessons.’