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Persuasive and Interpretive Text Construction

Professional Development Hours: 3.25

***This PD will be recorded and available after the event.***

Date: Sunday, 6th August, 2023

Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm AEST (Please note this is Melbourne standard time)


  • Non-Member: $120
  • LDA Member: $90
  • LDA Student Member: $70

This workshop will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged
students across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.
Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students the
formulas for writing these text types.
Introduction (LAM)
• Lead in
• Answer the question
• Provide a Menu
Body Paragraphs (TEXR)
• Topic sentence
• Explanation
• eXample
• Round off
Conclusion (AML)
• Answer the question,
• Provide a Menu,
• Lead out

Participants will also be introduced to the microstructures of each written genre.
Within the two expository genres, the focus will be on a variety of language devices used to deliver
imagery, power, specificity, emphasis, emotion and persuasion with the inclusion of:
• repetition
• word choice
• rhetorical questions
• call to action
• point of view
• figurative language
• personification
• alliteration

Jenny Baker

Jenny is the founder of Fremantle Speech Pathology Services, a large private practice in WA. She holds a “Support and Development” role for over 35 Speech Pathologists who are all equipped to assess and treat children with Specific Learning Disorders and Developmental Language Disorders.

Jenny has such a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge regarding written language; she is
committed to employing highly explicit and evidence-based teaching strategies to ensure that workshop
participants have their learning goals met.

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