Year 9 – The Apprentice

Comment on one aspect of the texts that you noticed today that you had not thought about before. also, how precise can you be about the audiences the two texts are for?

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Year 9 – The Apprentice

  1. Chloe

    I noticed that the two texts aren’t just for two specific age groups, both webpages are suitable for all age groups. Although the Anthony Browne page may have complicated vocabulary, it still has some childish features. That’s the same for the Roald Dahl website, although it’s mainly aimed at younger audiences, it still has features for parents and teachers.

    Reply
  2. Sophie

    I noticed that the contrast between an older audience and a younger audience is very different. By this I mean that just by adding bright, primary colours and a bolder font changes the target audience age. For example, Anthony Brownes piece was very formal, with more in depth vocabulary, but the use of primary colours and some simple headings, left the audience (me) confused about which age range it is aimed at. I feel it is for the year 6/7 students, this is because of the complex language and bright presentation.

    Reply
  3. Lucy

    Today i saw the mistakes made in the presentation on the Roald Dahl piece, e.g. writing cut off midway through and i noticed quite how much getting the presentation right means to the target audience, as this alone could give a perspective that the webpage is “average.” The two texts appeal to all age groups in a way, however i think that the Roald Dahl piece is for younger children, whilst the Anthony Browne piece is more for mid-teens and above.

    Reply
  4. Ruby W

    I agree with Lucy’s comment that there were many faults with the Roald Dahls piece such as the layout and the faults with the numbers. And with the Anthony Brownes web page there was no specific audience and the layout wasn’t appropriate or appealing to children as with the content.

    Reply
  5. Tara bashford

    Today I learnt many mistakes in the two texts, for example with Roald dahls website it’s not very accurate. I also learnt that both websites may be layed out different but there both aimed at younger viewers, even though Anthony brownes website has more technical vocabulary, and Roald Dahls isn’t as technical there both aimed at the same target audience.

    Reply
  6. Liz

    I noticed that both of the two texts had some faults. Like the Anthony Browne webpage did not have one specific target audience this was because the text was for an older age group with difficult words but some of the presentation was very childish but still not very appealing to children. Roald Dalh’s webpage had a specific target audience (children) except there were things like some of the letters were not right and some of the words were cut off.

    Reply
  7. Olivia

    I noticed that both of the texts were different. Roald Dahls webpage was easier to understand. we knew by the way of the page layed out it was specificly aimed at children but people older were also able to read it. Where-as Anthony Browne’s webpage wasn’t clear enough to know who the target audience was. The vocabulary that he used was more formal which adults would read more but he still used some easy language for people younger to read.

    Reply
  8. james.c

    i noticed that the two texts are relitivly easy to understand from the point of view of most age groups, so in my opinion i dont think it was fair of us to seporate them. yes, mabye the texts differed a little, but they were both quite straite forward.

    Reply
  9. Jordan

    I learned that both texts had a different purpose and a different audience in mind. Roald Dahl’s page was for younger children and was trying to inspire them to write and become authors themselves, while listing some of his own writing tips. Anthony Browne’s page was for older children and maybe parents and the point of the page was for to advertise and sell his books. He used simple words for children and more complex words that older children and adults would understand.

    Reply
  10. Ellie:))

    I noticed that they both had different age groups because before I thought that Roald Dahl’s was only for kids and Anthony’s Browne’s was for adults, but now I know that Anthony Browne’s is for all age groups becaus the books he writes are for kids but the interview could be for both Aleuts or kids.

    Reply
  11. jells456

    I learned that both texts had a different purpose and a different audience in mind. Roald Dahl’s page was for younger children and was trying to inspire them to write and become authors themselves through a competition while listing some of his own writing tips. Anthony Browne’s page was for older children and maybe parents and the point of the page was for to advertise and sell his books. however his books were for 3-7 year old.

    Reply
  12. Georgia

    I noticed that both texts are for not for certain age groups. They are both intended for children, I think Roald Dahl’s page was for a younger audience, as he also used more simple vocabulary. Where Anthony Browne’s web page was more for children of an older age, with more complex sentences.

    Reply
  13. Samantha

    I noticed a difference in target audience for example Anthony Browne was aimed at high achieving children with a keen interest in reading. Roald Dahl is much more child friendly text with language that young children could understand. The more successful web page can’t be said as they are aimed at different audience with different purposes.

    Reply
  14. Erin

    I noticed that the both texts are similar in the fact that they are both aimed for children. However, Anthony Browne’s is aimed at older more intelligent readers compared to Dahl’s which is more for any age. This is because its simple and hasn’t got difficult vocabulary like Browne’s which has occasional difficult words.

    Reply
  15. Louis .

    I noticed that both text are for the younger audience yet at different reading levels, such as Anthony Browne’s webpage used more complicated words and Dahl tried to keep it simple as he was writing to young children but Browne speaks as if it was to adults. I also noticed that Anthony Browne’s webpage was more about his book writing life style which would be more interesting to older readers yet Roald Dahl’s webpage is to teach young children to become good writers.

    Reply
  16. Ian

    With the apprentice lesson, I have noticed that they have both different audiences for the author themselve and the actual page.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s