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 came up with the idea for PlarkBlaster after looking at different commercials on tv. We had to plan it out on a storyboard with all the different scenes and shots. Our product was made by cutting the top off the toothbrush, then drilling up through it and attaching it to the toothpaste. It was hard filming the commercial because we kept videoing the PlarkBlaster upside down!