aims of these resources are to encourage children to:
analyse techniques used by writers to create certain effects,
to use language creatively, to position the reader in various
ways and to construct different interpretations of experience
evaluate how own texts have been structured to achieve their
purpose and discuss ways of using related grammatical features
and conventions of written language to shape readers' and viewers'
understanding of texts
the text structure of a wider range of more complex text types
and discuss how the characteristic grammatical features work
to influence readers' and viewers' understanding of texts
how language is used to include and exclude others
reflect on and share experience of texts.
resources consist of a complete set of lesson outlines (with relevant
worksheet). The work is based on the book 'How To Live Forever'
by Colin Thompson.