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By Helen WattsLiteracy Time PLUS Editor, and Kevin McCann – Author and poet. Movie trailer and poster courtesy of Fox Clips Licencing Department.

An interactive resource comprising a selection of persuasive texts linked to the movie world: a trailer; billboard poster; review and a book blurb.


Background information

This interactive resource focuses on persuasive language and comprises a selection of persuasive texts linked to the movie world: a trailer for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian; a billboard poster; a review and a book blurb. The activities are ideal for those teaching Year 5 Non-fiction Unit 3 – Persuasive writing, or working on the Y5/6 Transition Unit – Persuasion

Shared teaching and learning

  • Introduce/discuss the title page.
  • Read the Introduction. What can we learn from this resource? How should we use it?
  • Invite children to navigate through the resource, taking turns on the IWB. Ask them to make notes on each section to feedback later.
  • Watch the film trailer together.
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