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Structure & paragraphs
Transcript of Structure & paragraphs
L.O: To understand how to structure your paragraphs effectively.
Eg. An amazing and astounding apple
Alliteration – a useful technique!
Write an alliterative statement about each of the following:
Structuring your paragraphs
While you might think that
a hippopotamus is a difficult animal to keep as a pet, actually, it’s not too bad.
Although it may be the case that
hippos are large animals, they make for extremely well-behaved and affectionate companions.
Some people worry that
hippos need to eat a lot of food, but they don’t realise that hippos eat grass, so are in fact very cheap animals to keep.
In my opinion
, you can ask for no better pet than a hippo.
Everyone has a different opinion.
In your speech, you should show recognition of
other existing opinions
surrounding your chosen topic.
Then you can argue against these.
This is called
However, while you want to show you understand both sides of and issue, you still want to put
across more strongly.
Pick your own animal – maybe a crocodile, elephant or lion - and argue that you should be allowed to keep it as a pet.
Using a variety of connectives will help to link your paragraphs effectively.
Organise the connectives into the correct groups.
gives examples/extra info
/explains ideas further
shows cause and effect
on the contrary
on the other hand
as a result
as exemplified by
in other words
Anticipate negative responses and then argue against them.
Look back at your SeaWorld paragraph and adapt it to follow this structure.
Before you go...
Highlight in one colour where you've acknowledged a different opinion.
Highlight in another where you've countered it.