Night by Elie Wiesel

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THE CONTEXT ESSAY Written response to a prompt- a statement about the theme which you are required to “break open” in your response. Theme – “rites of passage” Example of a prompt: “Rites of passage presents obstacles which must be overcome” The context essay can take three forms: Expository Persuasive Imaginary THE PROMPT The prompt or stimulus is what must be addressed in relation to the texts you have explored. Sometimes there may be an image as well as text Discussion of the prompt is the prime task of your writing You can agree or disagree with the prompt You can give a point of view as well as a personal reflection/experience. TWO TASKS CONTEXT WRITING: Over the next three weeks, you will write one piece in each of…show more content…
You are to be interviewing (interviewee) Billy Elliot, after his opening performance as the principle dancer in Swan Lake (end of film). The interviewer is particularly interested in Billy’s journey to selection at the Royal Ballet School in London. For the task you must also make up the name of the TV program and the interviewer 400 - 500 words only PERSUASIVE PERSUASIVE WRITING BASICS Persuasive writing attempts to influence the reader to agree with a particular view point It can be used in both fiction and non-fiction WHAT TO INCLUDE The most important element is a MAIN CINTENTION It must also include key reasons /arguments to help persuade the reader to share you view Other inclusions are: quotations, evidence, details, examples FORMS Letter to the editor  Shows a clear view point of view, can be personalized with the use of anecdotes, has your name and suburb at the end Editorial  Works towards a strong contention that represents a newspapers official, uses formal language Opinion Piece  Has convincing evidence, includes a headline, can be quite opinionated THE PROMPT “Rites of Passage are dangerous when they teach us to conform”. The form is optional, choose your own EXAM Preparing to respond to the prompt on the exam Think

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