Language of Social Media - Student workbook and teacher presentation
This resource guides students through the language of social media and includes notes and short activities. Manage the teaching sides of things with the accompanying PowerPoint presentation that has the relevant page from the student workbook noted on each slide.
This would be perfect for the new NCEA Achievement Standard - 1.1 Demonstrate understanding of how context shapes verbal language use. (You might also like the Language of Advertising resource for this standard.)
This resource covers:
- The dynamic and conversational style of the language of social media.
- The different expectations of various platforms (very briefly)
- Semantic change
- Shortening (aka clipping or truncating)
- Spelling (including phonetic spelling and homophones)
- The troubles with this language spilling over into 'formal' spaces and the generational divide it causes (covered briefly).
- How language has changed
- Language that's designed to engaged (and an expanded list of techniques)
- The active voice
- The raw, reactive and self-serving nature of the language of social media
- Formatting (not really language, but I couldn't resist)
- A couple of wee annotation activities
- Purpose and audience.