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1 iTrackR Ed Texts that Inform and Entertain Using different reading strategies to obtain information Texts that Inform and Entertain Using different reading strategies to obtain information

2 Go back in time and name three keywords you learnt in our last lesson

3 To identify the difference between informative and entertaining texts To recognise different text types and identify their purposes. To create a character profile on Facebook To identify the difference between informative and entertaining texts To recognise different text types and identify their purposes. To create a character profile on Facebook Section 1 - Objectives Section 1 - Objectives :

4 Reading texts that inform and entertain Chessington Zoo opened in 1931, a theme park was developed alongside it, opening in As we reached Transylvania my heart skipped a beat, this was it – the bat ride! Chessington World of Adventures attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year. Chessington Zoo opened in 1931, a theme park was developed alongside it, opening in As we reached Transylvania my heart skipped a beat, this was it – the bat ride! Chessington World of Adventures attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year. Read the following sentences then decide which are design to inform the reader and which are meant to entertain.

5 To Inform and Entertain Chessington Zoo opened in 1931, a theme park was developed alongside it, opening in inform As we reached Transylvania my heart skipped a beat, this was it – the bat ride! entertain Chessington World of Adventures attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year. inform Chessington Zoo opened in 1931, a theme park was developed alongside it, opening in inform As we reached Transylvania my heart skipped a beat, this was it – the bat ride! entertain Chessington World of Adventures attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year. inform Reading texts that inform and entertain

6 Many texts will be both informative and entertaining. In pairs, read the text below. Highlight informative and entertaining words or phrases. To Entertain or Inform? John Winston Ono Lennon is one of the most famous musical artists ever. He shot to fame as one of The Beatles. He co-wrote most of the band’s songs, the majority of which are now rock classics. Lennon was born in Liverpool in He was brought up by an aunt, who bought him a harmonica and taught him how to play the banjo. Lennon met Paul McCartney in They became friends and started to write songs together and formed a band called ‘The Quarrymen’. They became the most successful and influential acts in musical history. Want to learn more about the Beatles and have fun at the same time? Visit The Beatles Story Liverpool Explore our website to find out more John Winston Ono Lennon is one of the most famous musical artists ever. He shot to fame as one of The Beatles. He co-wrote most of the band’s songs, the majority of which are now rock classics. Lennon was born in Liverpool in He was brought up by an aunt, who bought him a harmonica and taught him how to play the banjo. Lennon met Paul McCartney in They became friends and started to write songs together and formed a band called ‘The Quarrymen’. They became the most successful and influential acts in musical history. Want to learn more about the Beatles and have fun at the same time? Visit The Beatles Story Liverpool Explore our website to find out more Reading texts that Inform and Entertain

7 This is an informative text because… Formed in 1957, the Beatles originated from Liverpool. In 1962 the group appointed a Brian Epstein as their manager and within a year he had refined both the Beatles' look and sound and negotiated a recording contract with EMI. Their first number one in 1963 was Please, Please Me, which followed a period of success for the group - bordering on hysteria - which became known as Beatlemania. The Beatles' legacy is still being felt around the world 40 years from their split. Internationally, it is estimated they have sold over one billion records. Their record of 15 number one albums in the UK remains a record. They have also sold more albums in the United States than any other artist. Formed in 1957, the Beatles originated from Liverpool. In 1962 the group appointed a Brian Epstein as their manager and within a year he had refined both the Beatles' look and sound and negotiated a recording contract with EMI. Their first number one in 1963 was Please, Please Me, which followed a period of success for the group - bordering on hysteria - which became known as Beatlemania. The Beatles' legacy is still being felt around the world 40 years from their split. Internationally, it is estimated they have sold over one billion records. Their record of 15 number one albums in the UK remains a record. They have also sold more albums in the United States than any other artist. Read the text then complete the sentence in the box below.

8 This is an entertaining text because… Read the text then complete the sentence in the box below. The Beatles had become such a huge British export that they were given a royal award: the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). They took this about as seriously as anyone might have expected, all four of them firing up a joint in a Buckingham Palace washroom before the ceremony, and Ringo commenting on his MBE, “I'll keep it to dust when I'm old.” “We were touring Europe” - Little Richard (a mega rock star in the 50s) once recalled. "We went to Liverpool and their manager (Brian Epstein)... brought all of the boys to see me... He said, “What we'll do, Richard, is we'll give you 50% of the Beatles if you take their tapes back to VJ Records." Richard declined. Why? "I didn't think they were going anywhere!” “We were touring Europe” - Little Richard (a mega rock star in the 50s) once recalled. "We went to Liverpool and their manager (Brian Epstein)... brought all of the boys to see me... He said, “What we'll do, Richard, is we'll give you 50% of the Beatles if you take their tapes back to VJ Records." Richard declined. Why? "I didn't think they were going anywhere!”

9 To identify different reading strategies to find and obtain information. To identify different types of research methods. To recognise how to research effectively. To identify different reading strategies to find and obtain information. To identify different types of research methods. To recognise how to research effectively. Section 2 - Objectives Section 2 - Objectives :

10 Think about the person you are researching, which sources are the most appropriate? Researching texts that Inform and Entertain How many sources of information can you name?

11 Finding information can be time-consuming... here are a few things you can do to speed things up. Find It Fast! Ask an expert Scan for: Contents list Chapter headings Bibliography/list of resources/ websites Skim for: Title First line of each paragraph Key words Type of vocabulary used Search Engine

12 Reading the whole article, chapter or an entire website for information is too time consuming. Skim Reading is useful for finding out quickly what the text is about, and whether it’s worth reading in more detail. Skim reading is much faster than normal reading. You may need to do some research within your vocational area; sources of information to look at include journals, statistics, newspaper reports and the internet. To skim read, run your eye down the page, looking at: titles, headings, key words etc. Scan Reading means glancing over text quickly to find information you are looking for. You scan the index of a catalogue to find out which page has the information you need. The point of scanning is to find information quickly, without reading large chunks of text. To scan a piece of text, look for: the contents page, chapter headings etc. Reading the whole article, chapter or an entire website for information is too time consuming. Skim Reading is useful for finding out quickly what the text is about, and whether it’s worth reading in more detail. Skim reading is much faster than normal reading. You may need to do some research within your vocational area; sources of information to look at include journals, statistics, newspaper reports and the internet. To skim read, run your eye down the page, looking at: titles, headings, key words etc. Scan Reading means glancing over text quickly to find information you are looking for. You scan the index of a catalogue to find out which page has the information you need. The point of scanning is to find information quickly, without reading large chunks of text. To scan a piece of text, look for: the contents page, chapter headings etc. Skimming and Scanning Text

13 helps you to remember where important information is on the page. It may help to use a colour code; with two or more colours for each specific piece of information, eg red for entertaining words or phrases and blue for informative words or phrases. Highlighting You may find it useful to highlight keywords and phrases.

14 Miss Marks The Examiner Mistakes to avoid Remember to punctuate sentences correctly and use punctuation accurately, e.g. commas, apostrophes, inverted commas Remember to present your information using an appropriate format (eg when writing a formal letter, report or article), so that the written document is easily understood, follows accepted conventions, and is engaging to the reader Assessment criteria: Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, eg skimming and scanning Rt/L2.7 Assessment criteria: Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, eg skimming and scanning Rt/L2.7

15 Task 1 Go back in time and research someone you admired from that era (or character eg Macbeth) using both informative and entertaining text – complete a Facebook profile page. Task 1 Go back in time and research someone you admired from that era (or character eg Macbeth) using both informative and entertaining text – complete a Facebook profile page. Text that Inform and Entertain

16 Plenary & Self Assessment Review learning objectives: Reading: Were you able to identify informative and entertaining text? Were you able to apply different reading strategies to obtain information? Writing: Were you able to include informative and entertaining text in your profile today? Review learning objectives: Reading: Were you able to identify informative and entertaining text? Were you able to apply different reading strategies to obtain information? Writing: Were you able to include informative and entertaining text in your profile today? Did you reflect this in your self assessment?

17 Peer Assessment Write a list of all the things you thought your partner did really well. Include things linked to the objectives, but also include things that were not. Write a list of everything s/he did right. Give examples.

18 Self Assessment What have you learnt? What did you find difficult? What do you need more help with? What have you learnt? What did you find difficult? What do you need more help with?


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