Your home learning is to find a written or pictorial text (or even a moving image such as a television advertisement) and identify the author’s perspective. Make reference to the language choices that have been made. It may be helpful to refer back to AA Gill’s panda article so you can see how his language choices help the reader to clearly identify his perspective.
Write your paragraph in your exercise book, clearly identifying the text you have chosen, and it shall be peer-assessed at the start of Wednesday’s lesson.
Use the following to guide your analysis and evaluation:
I know I am working at…
– grade D if I precisely identify the main purpose and viewpoint of the article, using detailed evidence to support my comments.
– grade C if I perceptively and precisely analyse how language is used to convey the author’s perspective.
– grade B if I show imaginative insights into what the author implies.