The Island: Message In a Bottle

The Island: Message In a Bottle

Lesson 3 of 4 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Persuasive writing
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  • Sustainability
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Lesson summary

Students will make an attempt to be rescued! They will use words conservatively to write a message that will persuade the reader to rescue them.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how to use language to persuade others to take action.
  • understand how to express themselves succinctly.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • write a message persuading the reader to act.
  • use language succinctly

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • initiative
  • adaptability
  • creativity
  • communication
  • reflection

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:

Year 6 English:

  • Understand the uses of objective and subjective language, and identify bias (AC9E6LA02)

General capabilities: Literacy

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability 

Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards: They explain how language features including literary devices, and visual features influence audiences.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Resources Required

  • Electronic white board to display suggested references
  • Electronic device to allow students to undertake research
  • Examples of short pieces of persuasive writing.

Additional Info

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, provide examples

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