Horrible Histories National Tour 2008
29 February 2008Add to My Folder
This poster for the Horrible Histories stage show features persuasive language and advertising techniques such as eye-catching design and recognisable images. It links with Y4, Unit 4, Persuasive texts in the Literacy Framework Planning Unit for Non-fiction. An additional text – a leaflet for the Horrible Histories bus tour – is available to download here.
Birmingham Stage Company’s productions of Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians
Shared learning and teaching
Suggest ways in which people try to persuade – eg, discussion, argument, advertising – or advertise – eg, TV, magazine, posters. What are the advertisers trying to do? Discuss successful advertising posters.
- Introduce the poster and share immediate reactions. Was it instantly recognisable? What parts were they drawn to? Are they keen to read the smaller print (are they ‘hooked’)?
- Ask individuals to choose sections to read. Encourage dramatic reading to emphasise the persuasive nature.