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1

What does the 'D' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Direct address: speaking directly to the reader and involving them, often using 'you', 'your', 'we', 'us' or 'our'.

For example:
You can help.
It is our job to look after the environment.

2

What does the first 'A' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Alliteration: repeated sounds at the beginning of words.

For example:
The snake slithered away.

3

What does the 'F' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Facts: things we know to be true.

For example:
da Vinci Community School has students aged 11 to 16.

4

What does the 'O' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Opinion: your (or other people's) personal thoughts on something.

For example:
Cats are far better than dogs.

5

What does the first 'R' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Rhetorical question: a question that doesn't require an answer, or can't be answered by the reader.

For example:
How would you feel if you had experienced this?
What was behind the door?

6

What does the 'E' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Emotive language: powerful vocabulary that can create an emotion in the reader.

For example:
Devastating
Stunning
Starvation
Exquisite

7

What does the 'S' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Statistics: facts expressed in number form.

For example:
30% of children in the UK are living in poverty.
9/10 people would recommend this product.
There are over 500 students attending da Vinci Community School.

8

What does the 'T' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Tripling: a list of three things.

For example:
Social media is distracting, time consuming and potentially dangerous to your wellbeing.

9

What does the second 'A' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Anecdote: a short story or example to back up your argument.

For example:
Mobile phones are vital in school. When I was in year 7...
Stacey, 15, lost her home when...
In Brazil, deforestation is contributing to...

10

What does the 'I' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Imperative verbs: verbs that give a command.

For example:
Help
Go
Leave
Stop
Don't

11

What does the second 'R' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?

Repetition: repeated words or phrases in a text.

For example:
You could repeat a phrase from the beginning of your writing at the end to emphasise it.

12

For what purpose would you use the DAFORESTAIR techniques?

To persuade or argue.

Remember:
Don't say 'the writer uses DAFORESTAIR' in questions 1-4. This is just a way to help you remember these persuasive techniques.