SLAP! - English teaching resources
Transcript SLAP! - English teaching resources
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Look at Anthology A.
Write in your yellow books a single sentence for
each article to remind you of the content and
key features of each passage:
“A guide to beach safety is an advisory leaflet
which uses colour and images to enhance the
clarity of the message.”
REMEMBER TO SLAP…
FOR EACH OF THE LETTERS, FIND KEY
ELEMENTS TO WRITE ABOUT:
How is the article structured distinctively?
What use is made of layout on the page to create effect?
What is the balance between images and text?
Is there a headline or a use of subheadings?
What sort of writing type is used – persuasion, advice,
analysis, narrative, information…
Is the language heightened at all? If so, how?
Are there obvious literary devices in the writing? Why?
Is it serious or is it more relaxed?
How does the language relate to the writing type
Who is the intended audience?
What is the writer’s relationship with the
How does the writing reflect the age/thoughts
of the intended audience?
What specific features of the passage make it
suited to a specific audience?
Why was the passage written?
What is the writer trying to achieve in this
What features of language and content show
the purpose of a passage.
In groups, work on 2 passages and write a clear SLAP
outline for them.
Beach safety and Boys messing about… Hana, Roshan,
Climate change passages Joshan, Gaggan, Riarna, Pav
VOID and Taking on the world Bhavneet, Deepika, Nisha
Cinderella and the Explorer’s daughter Senthi, Sandi,
Africa and Goat Sukveer, Jai, Joe, Sam
Each group will have a maximum of 10 minutes
to teach the SLAP characteristics of their
passages to the class.