Kakapo, Woodlands Full Primary School, Year 7&8
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.We thought about popular products that we liked. We came up with electronic devices and basketball caps. We hated our devices going flat, so the CosmicHat was created.
We then had to think of a name. Solar hat was not original enough so we began thinking of synonyms to solar. The one that worked the best seemed to be cosmic, so in the end we decided on CosmicHat. The next stage was making the product so we got a black hat and a solar panel. After constructing the product we had many discussions on the script and finally decided on our roles.
We then used a storyboard sheet, to constuct our ad. Once we had it done we had to find a scene to film in front off. We found a nice hedge with a patch of grass. We then started filming our ad and after about 20 shots we found the video we liked.