Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Literacy, School Event | Posted on November 11, 2015
This is the first week of our three week swimming program. During the program we will participate in nine, forty five minute lessons.
Earlier in the week we watched two clips from Behind the News, or BTN to its regular viewers.
When we watched the BTN clips we paid particular attention to the modal verbs used. Modal verbs tell us how likely something is to happen. For example, ‘could’, ‘should’, ‘would’ and ‘might’ are all model verbs. Modal verbs influence the reader and authors choose particular verbs deliberately. We will be experimenting with our choice of modal verbs in our own persuasive texts this week.
Both clips include reasons for and against making swimming lessons compulsory in schools. We organised the reasons in a table. This will form part of our plan for our own text.