Objective vs Subjective Writing
Year 5: Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view (ACELA1502)
Yr 6: Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (ACELA1517)
- -understanding when it is appropriate to share feelings and opinions (for example in a personal recount) and when it is appropriate to remain more objective (for example in a factual recount)
- -differentiating between reporting the facts (for example in a news story) and providing a commentary (for example in an editorial)
Subjective writing is when the author clearly states their opinion, rather than just giving a general overview of the situation. They show things in a positive or negative light.
Objective writing is where the author attempts to remain neutral and just give the facts.