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Go on – Convince me! Persuasive writing (Bright Minds Year 3 - 5)

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Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

78 Bywong Street

#42

Toowong, QLD 4066

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Go on – Convince me! Persuasive writing (Bright Minds Year 3 - 5): Richard Newsome, Author-in-Residence

Persuasive writing is wrestling with words – you need to floor your opponent with the strength of your argument. This interactive workshop gives students the core skills they’ll need to write compelling monologues, convincing cases and captivating contentions that go beyond the dry repetition of facts but tap into the deep emotional state that connects us all as humans. In a world where the strength of our convictions can mean the difference between success and failure, the art of persuasion is one worth perfecting. And arguing is fun, so there's that too.

Richard Newsome is the author of the award-winning Billionaire series of adventure novels for middle school readers. The Billionaire’s Curse won the inaugural Text Prize, as well as the Esther Glen Award in New Zealand, and has been published around the world. The series was completed in 2016 with the release of the sixth instalment: The Curiosity Machine.

Location: Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology Campus (78 Bywong Street, Toowong)

Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Time: 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Cost: $55

Capacity: 25

Students are required to wear comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, with hair tied back, and bring a drink and snack. All other materials are supplied.

This workshop seeks to:

  • explicitly explore the concept of connection
  • strengthen confidence skills, and
  • provide students with the opportunity to develop thinking skills including those associated with comprehension.

Workshop Links to the Australian Curriculum (English)

Year 3 Language
Purpose, audience and structures of different types of texts
Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful (ACELA1477)

Year 4 Language
Purpose, audience and structures of different types of texts
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording (ACELA1489)

Year 5 Language
Purpose, audience and structures of different types of texts
Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view (ACELA1502)

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Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology

78 Bywong Street

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Toowong, QLD 4066

Australia

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