by Teachit
11th November 2014


Writing to persuade | argue | compare | lyrics | charity campaign

Read the article about Bob Geldof’s Band Aid 30 single release to help your students understand a non-fiction persuasive text.

Teaching ideas:

  • Ask students to comment on Bob Geldof’s language. How is he trying to build support for the cause?
  • Compare the article with the first comment in the comment thread. Draw out the opposing arguments for and against supporting the charity single, and analyse the validity of these.
  • Analyse the lyrics of the original version (and/or the 2014 version when released) and evaluate how these use language to persuade.
  • Set a writing task or group project, where students select a band or singers, and pitch for their involvement in the project.

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