Recognises between a big and small line or curve What other problems can occur when a child has writing readiness pre-writing skill difficulties? When a child has writing readiness difficulties, they might also have difficulties with:
Choose an Issue The first, and most important step for writing a persuasive essay is deciding what a student wants persuade someone to believe.
Is there a compelling social issue they'd like to correct, a situation within the school that they'd like to change, an issue from history that needs to be addressed, or maybe even a political condition they'd like to explore- the possibilities are endless!
Research It Once students have decided on an issue they'd like to explore, give ample time for the research process. Explain that good research is critical to a successful persuasive essay.
It is essential that they have content to back up their claims. Remind students to take detailed notes as they record information that documents both sides of their issue. They will be referring to these notes as they begin to draft their paper.
Encourage the use of a variety of different resources: Distribute the Arguments For and Arguments Against worksheet. Examine the fact that it is impossible to persuade someone to believe one's viewpoint without also considering the viewpoint of those who may disagree with him or her.
Brainstorm as many examples as possible. Have students review their research and then use the worksheet to create a list of arguments for and arguments against their issue.
Finally, explain that ultimately they will be choosing their three best arguments to include in their writing. In this area students will introduce their readers to the topic and give a little background information. Tell students that it works well to state the topic in the form of a question- Is the Iditarod an example of cruelty to animals or a sporting event?
They must be sure to state their position on the issue within the last sentence of the paragraph. In the opening, they should pull the reader in and give them a reason to keep reading. Explain that the body of their essay should contain at least three paragraphs. Each paragraph must state a different viewpoint on their topic, examine the opposition to that viewpoint and provide a defense of that viewpoint.
Many of the best examples of persuasive writing save the most compelling viewpoint for third body paragraph leaving the reader with the strongest point before closing.
The defense must be supported with evidence documented through research. Remind students not to forget the reason for examining an opposing viewpoint- they're trying to prove, through the use of factual information-why their opinion is better.
Within each paragraph students must be sure to use powerful transitional words and phrases as you compare each point. Explain that the conclusion should always restate the issue and then quickly tie in the three viewpoints examined in the body paragraphs.Welcome to our Interactive Whiteboard Resources!
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With the introduction of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage document and as a teacher new to the Reception class, I felt that this was an ideal opportunity to develop the outdoor learning provision in the Foundation Stage. This is considered an optional stage for the writing process.
The students should be encouraged to produce some type of creative product that enhances the written work.