In writing, we have been learning to persuade an audience. We started to draft a letter to convince the reader that convicts were treated unfairly.
Here are some examples of students’ thoughts and ideas:
The convicts committed small crimes and were treated unfairly – Shyla
People were punished for being late and lazy – Zac
There wasn’t enough food and water for all the convicts but they still had to do so much work- Hazim
People shouldn’t be punished for stealing a small loaf of bread” – Cruiz
People may have been stealing to survive – Arda
The government were too harsh towards people who committed innocent crimes – Harman
We have also learnt how to paraphrase information about the First Fleet.
“Paraphrasing is when we re-write information in our own words” – Kathleen
Here are some examples of how we’ve paraphrased new learnt information.