Nuclear power balanced arguments

Nuclear power balanced arguments

A series of lesson plans and resources for a unit on balanced arguments, based on nuclear power. This plan takes a Talk 4 Writing approach, using a quality example text that is studied through creating actions and using picture maps. Over four lessons, the students will study the introduction, initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph of a balanced argument about nuclear power and will learn to how to write their own version about solar power. This pack contains the following: A detailed lesson plan including differentiation for four lessons introducing balanced arguments A high-quality example text including the introduction, initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph Picture text maps for the initial paragraph and contrasting paragraph Worksheets to accompany lessons where needed Suitable for upper Key Stage 2
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Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

Argument for nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

A persuasive paragraph arguing for the use of nuclear power. Each word has been matched to a picture or symbol in the Talk 4 Writing style. This activity is great for visual learners when familiarizing them with a text and can also be used in the innovation phase of a Talk 4 Writing lesson.
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Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

Argument against nuclear power Talk 4 Writing picture map

A persuasive paragraph arguing against the use of nuclear power. Each word has been matched to a picture or symbol in the Talk 4 Writing style. This activity is great for visual learners when familiarizing them with a text and can also be used in the innovation phase of a Talk 4 Writing lesson.
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Persuasive model text - best vegetable

Persuasive model text - best vegetable

A great resource for persuasive writing linked to healthy eating. This high-quality model text argues that cauliflower is the best fruit or vegetable, using a range of persuasive writing techniques. Once the example text has been studied, students can use the structure to write their own version, arguing for their favourite fruit or vegetable.
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Francis Drake diary model text

Francis Drake diary model text

Model text / example text / WAGOLL A diary entry written “by Francis Drake” as he finally discovers land aboard the Golden Hind.
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World War Two play script

World War Two play script

This is an original play script written for Key Stage 2 but could also be used in Key Stage 3. There are speaking parts for at least 25 children, as well as non-speaking parts, but extra speaking roles can easily be added. There are recommendations for suitable songs to go with each scene, although these would need to be bought/downloaded separately. It is based on four modern day school children who go back in time to discover more about life during the war. It includes scenes about evacuation, rationing, the homeguard and other aspects of everyday life.
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2014 NC reading skills tracker for Years 5 and 6

2014 NC reading skills tracker for Years 5 and 6

All of the skills from the 2014 NC reading programme of study divided into Emerging, Expected and Exceeding bands for Upper Key Stage 2. The skills are spread across six themes. Perfect for tracking Guided Reading or for assessing reading skills.
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2014 Reading curriculum skills tracker Years 3 and 4

2014 Reading curriculum skills tracker Years 3 and 4

All of the skills from the 2014 NC reading programme of study divided into Emerging, Expected and Exceeding bands for Lower Key Stage 2. The skills are spread across six themes. Perfect for tracking Guided Reading or for assessing reading skills.
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What causes an Earthquake? Explanation model text

What causes an Earthquake? Explanation model text

An explanation text of what causes an earthquake. Can be used as a WAGOLL / model text / example text. Key features include: introduction, sequential paragraphs, use of colons, causal conjunctions and fronted adverbials.
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Explanation model text - What does an optometrist do?

Explanation model text - What does an optometrist do?

Use this as a WAGOLL / model text / example text. It is an explanation text titled "What does an optometrist do?" Features include: introductory and summary paragraph, questions as heading and subheadings, a list, fronted adverbials. As a follow up, my students researched a job they were interested in and wrote their own explanation texts about that.
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Biography synopses active reading

Biography synopses active reading

Introduce the elements of what makes a good introduction / synopsis for a biography with this activity. The children should read each synopsis of the mystery celebrities (ranging from Ed Sheeran and Ronaldo to Mozart). Some are very detailed and accurate; some are very deliberately very vague. Use this activity to discuss what made a GOOD synopsis and create meaningful success criteria with you class. Includes 7 mystery synopses, a guess sheet and the answers.
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Wind power persuasive model/example text

Wind power persuasive model/example text

A persuasive text discussing the benefits of wind power that can be used as a WAGOLL / model text / example text. Includes introduction, persuasive sentence openers, use of colons, rhetorical questions, statistics and a contrasting paragraph at the end.
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How does the respiratory system work? Explanation model text

How does the respiratory system work? Explanation model text

This is a WAGOLL / example text / model text that explains how the respiratory system works. It includes sequential paragraphing, fronted adverbials, causal conjunctions and an introductory and summary paragraph. As a follow up, my learners used the structure to write an explanation of a different body system.
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Biography model/example text of Lord Baden-Powell

Biography model/example text of Lord Baden-Powell

A WAGOLL / model text / example text for biography writing. Biography of Lord Baden-Powell, who started the Scouts movement. Features of the writing include: Past tense Chronological order Fronted time adverbials
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Biography of Sgt Stubby example/model text

Biography of Sgt Stubby example/model text

WAGOLL / example text / model text of a biography. The subject is Sgt Stubby, who was a popular mascot during WWI. Features of the text include: Past tense, chronological order, fronted adverbials, use of brackets and semi-colons, conjunctions
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Adding adverbial phrases to an explanation text

Adding adverbial phrases to an explanation text

This is an explanation text about how rainbows form with all of the adverbial phrases blanked out. Use as a cloze procedure activity to encourage students to think about the most appropriate fronted adverbial to fill the blank.
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