Kakapo, Woodlands Full Primary School, Year 4-6
During Term 3 Kakapo Room experimented with persuasive writing. The main learning intentions were to:
Work cooperatively in groups to brainstorm ideas and create a commercial.
Gain knowledge of the different strategies that are used in effective persuasive writing.
Use a graphic organizer to help them begin organizing their ideas into written form.
Analyze the work of others to see if it contains effective persuasive techniques.
Use a variety of ICT skills and effects to create their commercial.
The children had to design and create an original product that was a combination of two already existing products ie jeans and leggings = jeggings. After coming up with their product each group planned their script, shots and movie effects on a storyboard. There were many valuable skills learnt in creating their commercials and the children were extremely proud of their results.Our idea came when Garoth was gluing a sheet in his book and we were looking up food pictures on the internet and then we had a light bulb moment-Butter Stick! So we created something portable and easy to spread on your toast without using a knife. We came up with the idea of a butter stick because it was convenient and fun to use.
To make the rapping effect at the start and end of our ad we used an app called Auto Rap. We recorded’ 0800 Butter Stick’ into the micro- phone and it turned into a rap for us!
When our group made the collage at the end of our ad we used Comic Life. We pasted the butter stick 34 times to fill up the page, it took us a long time to make it and find a good font that worked with all the images on the page.