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Writing to Argue

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Activity 1

Now you have a go at writing. Choose one of the other points from the above

example and have a got at writing a point yourself. Remember to include

techniques. When you have written it use the “comments” column to analyse

your point, as shown in the extract above.

 

COMMENTS                                            POINT:

 

Activity 2

From the table below choose a question for Writing to Argue. Then make a

GMAPS plan and a Caterpillar Plan. Think carefully and plan well.

 

Questions


1. Write an email to a newspaper editor arguing whether as a society we have

    become too dependant upon computer technology.

2. Write a speech to give in an assembly to your year group arguing whether

    lots of homework prevent students from developing other sides of

    themselves e.g hobbies and personalities.

3. Write an email to your headteacher arguing whether it is appropriate for

    religion to be taught in schools or not.

4. Recently lots of car accidents have taken place in your local area. Plan and

    write a letter to your MP arguing what they should be doing about the problem.

5. Your local newspaper published an article about why capital punishment

    should be reintroduced. Write a letter in response arguing for or against it.

6. You want to start a new hobby. Your parents have concerns about expense,

     time and travel. Write a speech to your parents arguing for why they

     should let you do it.

 

GMAPS PLAN

 

CATERPILLAR PLAN

 

 

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