This DIGITAL resource includes a link to access ‘Write A Balanced Argument Or Discursive Essay’ and share it with your students in Google Drive. Therefore it is fully editable and can be used with Google Classroom.
It consists of 60 editable slides and at least 6 months of work.
This resource teaches how to write a well-balanced argument. The student will learn how to structure their writing, putting forward a point of view, backing it up with convincing evidence, building up a relevant counter argument and knocking it down, as well as, putting forward their own comments and opinions. It focus on discursive writing, enabling the pupil to examine points for and against in a variety of subjects suitable for older children and teenage readers - healthy eating, fashion, social issues and many more. The student will learn vital essay writing skills, that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum.
In addition to this, this resource teaches organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Included, are an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students, as well as practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. This resource is packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades.