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Text Type - Discussions - Year 3/4 - Stage 2

Lesson 1 - Discussions 1. Purpose and Structure
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JILL GREENWOOD

on 5 November 2012

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Transcript of Text Type - Discussions - Year 3/4 - Stage 2


How to write a
DISCUSSION PURPOSE STRUCTURE INTRODUCTION The purpose of a DISCUSSION
is to look at more than one side
of an issue.
DISCUSSIONS allow us to explore
various perspectives so that we
can make an informed decision. ARGUMENTS Where do you find DISCUSSIONS? Magazine articles
Essays
Newspaper articles
Conversations
Talkback radio
An interview CONCLUSION FORMS OF DISCUSSION Include points



'for' and 'against'



the issue. TITLE What is the topic of your discussion?

For example: Should the canteen be open 5 days a week?
Introduction example: The school tuckshop opens every Monday and Wednesday. Should it open more often so that children have the option to purchase their lunch every day, or should the timetable remain as it is? Argument for:
The tuckshop should open every day because that would help those Mums and Dads who have to get our lunch ready every morning. on the other hand ... Include a
summary of
your arguments
and draw a
conclusion
based on the
arguments
you've presented. After considering both sides of the issue, I think that it is it a good idea to open the tuckshop on the same days as it is opening now because ...
We are very lucky to have a tuckshop and a wonderful group of parents to serve us our lunches. 1. Title
2. Introduction / Opening statement
3. Arguments for ...
4. Arguments against ...
5. Conclusion / Recommendations Usually includes a statement outlining the issue (often accompanied by some background information). STRUCTURE 1. Title
2. Introduction / Opening statement
3. Arguments for ...
4. Arguments against ...
5. Conclusion / Recommendations Argument against:
The tuckshop shouldn't open every day because my Mum makes healthy lunches for me. jfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjfjf
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