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. Our idea for our commercial came from when our teacher Mrs Wilcox kept saying she had cold feet so she bought some possum socks. Then we thought why don't we invent something so Mrs Wilcox could keep her feet warm. So we decided to combine something that you could keep your feet warm with and a sock. We then came up with a wheat bag so that's how Wheaty socks came about.
Next we got a storyboard to plan further into our ad. We wrote what kind of shots we would take, then we wrote the script and began to make the Wheaty socks followed by filming and making the ad on iMovie.