Year 5: Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504)Yr 6: Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (ACELA1518)
- exploring a range of everyday, community, literary and informative texts discussing elements of text structure and language features and comparing the overall structure and effect of authors’ choices in two or more texts
- examining different works by an author who specialises in humour or pathos to identify strategies such as exaggeration and character embarrassment to amuse and to offer insights into characters’ feelings, so building empathy with their points of view and concern for their welfare.
SOAPStone can be used to 'unpack' or 'dissect' texts.
#Remember to reference the text/ give evidence.
- The term speaker can also be identified as the narrator,the author, or the writer.
- Who is the speaker?
- What is the speaker's background?
- What is the time and place of the text?
- What has prompted the author to write this text?
- What is going on in the world that caused this piece to be written?
- What event has led to its publication or development?
- Who is the audience? What do they mean to the writer/ speaker?
- How much do they already know about the subject?
- What is their interest in the subject?
- What do they need to know about the subject?
- What prejudices or preconceptions might they have about the subject?
- How does the speaker expect them to respond to the topic?
- Does the speaker write to inform or teach?
- Does the speaker attempt to persuade or convince the audience in some way?
- Is the speaker trying to entertain the reader?
- What is the main idea of the article or document.
- Who or what did you just read about?
- What is the main point or points the speaker made about this topic?
- What information does he give you to support this main idea?