T7 purpose of exposition

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T7 purpose of exposition

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  2. 2. What do you think the purpose of this exposition text is?<br />
  3. 3. What do you think the purpose of this exposition text is?<br />
  4. 4. Letter to the Editorby Amanda Collshutt<br />Children are assigned daily homework from the time they start kindergarten at the ripe old age of five. Is it really necessary? Does homework promote better learning or even higher test scores?<br />I have been bothered by homework for the past 7 years. At times it has been a nuisance, at other times it has elicited outright mutiny (complete with kicking and screaming) in my household. I started to seriously question the value of homework when our family spent a year in Sweden. My oldest child, then 7/8 attended a Swedish school that assigned one math sheet on Monday to be returned Friday as the only homework. School ran from 8:10 am until 1 pm. <br />The last spike in the homework coffin for me, was the discomfort I felt telling my kids to put down the book they were reading or come inside from playing and do their homework. It was time to do my own homework.<br />
  5. 5. No published research has shown that time spent on homework causes an improvement in academic performance or achievement. Should schools have the right to infringe on home life in the absence of solid research to justify the practice?<br />Years of research show that time spent on homework is not leading to greater academic gains. Children should spend their precious spare time pursuing their own interests like practicing the piano, playing outside, reading for pleasure, or simply relaxing. Schools should refrain from meddling with family life for no valid reason and leave the choice of how to spend time at home up to the family.<br />Please tell educators and school administrators that it’s time to stop this foolishness.<br />Amanda M Collshutt, PhDEnvironmental Proteomics N.B. Inc.<br />
  6. 6. THE PURPOSE OF ANEXPOSITION TEXT<br />
  7. 7. THE PURPOSE OF ANEXPOSITION TEXT<br />
  8. 8. POSITION<br />
  9. 9. POSITION<br />Exposition writing takes a position on a subject, debate or argument. <br />It is different from a discussion as it only offers a single opinion or point of view.<br />
  10. 10. POSITION<br />The purpose of exposition writing is to:<br />
  11. 11. POSITION<br />The purpose of exposition writing is to:<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />The purpose of exposition writing is to:<br />EX<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  12. 12. Present an argument for or against a particular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />The purpose of exposition writing is to:<br />EX<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  13. 13. Present an argument for or against a particular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />The purpose of exposition writing is to:<br />EX<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  14. 14. Present an argument for or against a particular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />EX<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  15. 15. Present an argument for or against aparticular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />persuade<br />EX<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  16. 16. Present an argument for or against aparticular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />persuade<br />EX<br />convince<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  17. 17. Present an argument for or against aparticular point of view</li></li></ul><li>POSITION<br />persuade<br />EX<br />convince<br /><ul><li>Persuade the reader to accept one side of an argument
  18. 18. Present an argument for or against aparticular point of view</li></ul>argue<br />
  19. 19. POSITION<br />persuade<br />EX<br />convince<br />In pairs watch the footage again and take notes on:<br /><ul><li>the arguments used
  20. 20. the strong words used</li></ul>argue<br />
  21. 21. POSITION<br />persuade<br />EX<br />convince<br />In pairs read the letter again and take notes on:<br /><ul><li>the arguments used
  22. 22. the strong words used</li></ul>argue<br />
  23. 23. Letter to the Editorby Amanda Collshutt<br />Children are assigned daily homework from the time they start kindergarten at the ripe old age of five. Is it really necessary? Does homework promote better learning or even higher test scores?<br />I have been bothered by homework for the past 7 years. At times it has been a nuisance, at other times it has elicited outright mutiny (complete with kicking and screaming) in my household. I started to seriously question the value of homework when our family spent a year in Sweden. My oldest child, then 7/8 attended a Swedish school that assigned one math sheet on Monday to be returned Friday as the only homework. School ran from 8:10 am until 1 pm. <br />The last spike in the homework coffin for me, was the discomfort I felt telling my kids to put down the book they were reading or come inside from playing and do their homework. It was time to do my own homework.<br />
  24. 24. No published research has shown that time spent on homework causes an improvement in academic performance or achievement. Should schools have the right to infringe on home life in the absence of solid research to justify the practice?<br />Years of research show that time spent on homework is not leading to greater academic gains. Children should spend their precious spare time pursuing their own interests like practicing the piano, playing outside, reading for pleasure, or simply relaxing. Schools should refrain from meddling with family life for no valid reason and leave the choice of how to spend time at home up to the family.<br />Please tell educators and school administrators that it’s time to stop this foolishness.<br />Amanda M Collshutt, PhDEnvironmental Proteomics N.B. Inc.<br />

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