A set of 56 vocabulary words based on the degrees of modality in persuasive writing.
Use these words to make a word wall, together with the information posters explaining the differing degrees of modality.
Words include: would, is, must, have to, will not, will always, never, absolutely, clearly, definitely, undoubtedly, certainly, obviously, positively, may, might not, might, ought, maybe, sometimes, rarely, chance, slight possibility, occasionally, not sure, certainty, definite, certain, essential, clear, necessary, complete, absolute, probably, tends to, should, often, regularly, majority, unlikely, frequently, likely, probable, usually, couldn’t, could, can, possibility, possibly, possible, doubtful, unsure, high possibility, probability and low probability.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience
Analyse the text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion
Australian Curriculum alignment
Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...
Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example ‘must’, ‘might’,’ or ‘could’ indicate degrees of probability or obligation (Ski...
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recordingElaborationsidentifying ways thinking verbs are used to express opinion, for example âI thinkâ, âI believeâ, and ...
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinionElaborationsidentifying (for example from reviews) the ways in which evaluative language is used to assess the qualities of the variou...
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