This booklet is a fantastic way to introduce documentary conventions at the beginning of a learning program or at the end for revision.
This resource breaks down the different conventions, giving students a definition, examples and most importantly and explanation on why a text creator would use them.
Conventions included are:
- graphics and writing
- diegetic and non-diegetic sound
- symbolic codes
- written codes
- audio codes
- technical codes
- archival footage
The booklet also covers subjectivity vs objectivity, as well as the different types of documentaries. This can be paired with a fishbone activity, or students taking notes themselves.