Persuasive Argument #2 – This week’s writing task

Today we will be writing our second exposition!  I gave you a lot of help to show you jus how to set out an exposition and how to include these criteria:

  • TITLE or TOPIC HEADING
  • INTRODUCTION
  • REASONS 1, 2, 3
  • include facts or examples for each reason
  • CONCLUSION
  • 5 paragraphs
  • using strong persuasive language to convince your reader

Today you will be planning your own reasons for this weeks topic:

HERO AWARD EXPOSITIONS (Persuasive Arguments)

You guys rock!  🙂  I was really impressed with your expositions last week.  You used:

  • paragraphs

  • a great introduction

  • 3 good reasons AND good examples to explain EACH reason

  • a good conclusion (where you reminded the reader that they should agree with you)

  • AND VERY IMPORTANTLY – you used CONVINCING words!!! 😎

Listen to some of our students’ reading their expositions and see if they can convince you to give their Hero the award!

This is the writing NAPLAN task from last year.

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1. Alana
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2. Ruby
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3. Oliver
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4. Lazane
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5. Georgie
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Don’t forget that it is “Trash and Treasure Shop” tomorrow morning – Friday.   A great opportunity to practise paying with classroom money and giving change.  🙂  Mrs Veary

BOYS WIN THE DEBATE!

As an introduction to learning to write a persuasive argument (Exposition), students were fired up defending their point of view orally as to whether:

All Boys Should Learn to do Ballet!

Surprisingly 🙂 it became two teams made up of girls (YES!) and boys (NO!) and you will really enjoy listening to their animated and engaging arguments.

 

Go Girls – YES! All Boys Should Learn to do Ballet!

 

 

 

 

 

 Go Boys – NO! Every Boy Should Learn Ballet

 

PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT or EXPOSITION REVIEW

Today we will be going over the CRITERIA for an EXPOSITION.

You will need a computer, worksheet and 5 colours. (pencils or highlighters)

EXAMPLES OF EXPOSITIONS to colour code.  You will need to use the F11 key and colour code these parts of the text:

  • State your position

  • Include your three best arguments and evidence

  • Sum up and restate your position

  • Word focus using strong emotive words

  • KEY WORDS: strongly agree; in conclusion; firstly; secondly; thirdly; next; lastly; extremely; first reason; second reason; third reason.

WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, GET A CUT-UP PUZZLE VERSION TO PUT TOGETHER AGAIN.