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Students describe, analyse, and create multimodal texts and their effectiveness. Choose suitable activities from 3 differentiated lessons and accompanying resources.

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  • Teacher notes

      Read the teacher notes first for instructions and suggested learning pathways. You can then choose to teach all 3 lessons or select a couple of activities which suit your students best.

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson 1: Visual and multimodal texts: bringing in ideas

      Students brainstorm everything they know about visual and multimodal texts and connect their ideas with hexagons. They discuss representational, interactive and compositional meanings. They then do a supported deconstruction of a visual or multimodal image, followed by an independent deconstruction of a visual or multimodal image, using the See Think Wonder strategy.

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      Media and multimodal texts

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      Video & poster resources

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      HookED Hexagon Template

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      Question Prompts for Visual and Multimodal Texts

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      HookED Describe ++ Map

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  • Lesson 2: Visual and multimodal texts: connecting ideas

      Students compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the visual and multimodal texts chosen in Lesson 1. They then analyse a text used to promote rail safety by interpreting the ideas, language and visual features used in the text, their purpose and their effect. They rank their different texts based on their effectiveness.

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      Sample Poster (Visual Text) Analysis

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  • Lesson 3: Visual and multimodal texts: extending ideas

      Students create an imaginative, informative and persuasive multimodal blog post about an important but controversial rail safety issue for local youth in their community. They create a persuasive text with an argument to justify a claim about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of a text in communicating a rail safety message.