I hadn't really delved into the world of discourse since my uni days and suddenly it was a topic in a new unit I'm teaching at school. In my Year 11 English class I'm exploring media representations and linguistic features of biased news reports. I knew I needed to cover discourse but I couldn't find anything online that was concise, easy to digest or not a university-level journal article.
So I decided to challenge myself to condense all the reading I did into one page for an easy guide for not only the students, but for me too! This one-page guide covers James Gee's work as well as Michel Foucault's thoughts around discourse. I've got definitions with drawings to help unpack discourse.
NOTE: The word "pussy" is on there in a speech bubble as an example of discourse of gender so be warned and obviously this document would be more suited to older years of high school.