This half-term our unit is all about writing discussions texts. This is very similar to writing a persuasive letter although you have to give a balanced argument for each viewpoint and not try and make up your readers mind.
Before we start this though, we are writing a recount of our Christmas holidays 5th Jan-7th Jan. Tell me all about your holidays and what you have been up to.
w/c 10th Jan
Cold write: this is done without any help before hand.
Are video games making children lazy?
Lesson 2: what is a debate.
Watch this video and make notes. Can you complete the quiz at the end?
Lesson 3: finding the features.
Read the text. Either make a note of the features you find or print it out and highlight them.
Lesson 4: grammar practise.
This lesson I would like the children to practise how to use a semi-colon.
Lesson 5: I would like you to begin researching for and against keeping animals in captivity. You can either do this through internet research or following the links below.