Writing to Argue

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  • Work through identifying, explaining and writing using these techniques in the next few weeks.
  • Discussion with comparison questions for high ability. Which word is most effective? Why? What else does it make you think of? Why is it more effective than X or is it just different? Can anyone improve on that word?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3NH0ciMP6I
  • Model a starting sentence together on the board – pick a different statement to yesterday. Teachers set children homework on a daily basis. I believe…OrI am against the death penalty because…G&T students – argument bingo sheetsHexagons for lower ability students – 1 hex for the point, one for explaining what it is and one for why it is good.
  • Writing to Argue

    1. 1. To mind map the ingredients of an argument To be able to create, categorise and prioritise points using the Argument Formulation Technique To be able to To be able to To be able toname some of argue for or identify the the against using best points toingredients of some of the win an a great argument argument. argument ingredients.
    2. 2.  List as many techniques that you can think of to write a successful argument….
    3. 3. • Opinions FOR and AGAINST the argument• At least three well-structured points for why your argument is right• Language appropriate to the audience• Use of the counter argument (make the counter-argument seem useless!)• Facts and statistics to back up your argument.• Language devices• A strong introduction and conclusion to the argument.
    4. 4. Three – the power of three! Use three ideas, words or examples.Repetition – Repeat single words or ideas.Alliteration – where words next to each other start with the same letter. Eg. ‘taunting teachers’Paragraphs – Have at least three different arguments and use a range of connectives to make thespeech flow.Punctuation – Use and vary punctuation in writing your writing. Use pauses for effect.Evidence – Use facts/stats and opinions to make audience feel you have knowledge to back upyour view.Rhetorical Questions – A question not needing a response.Sentence Structure – Vary this. When arguing short sentences can be just as effective as acomplex sentence.
    5. 5.  In your groups spend 10 minutes silently arguing for or against the statement. For now you may write points in both sides. The aim is to make as many points FOR or AGAINST as possible. Seriously guys QUANTITY matters here!
    6. 6.  Use the following categories to categorise your points (think back to Question Formulation Technique). You can use your own key and new categories too. Strong Opinions Emotional ? points points Weak Factual ? Points points
    7. 7.  Decide if you wish to write an argument that is FOR or AGAINST your statement. Now pick your top 3 points. Write these in your book for tomorrow.
    8. 8.  We will learn about one of the language techniques often used to great an effective argument… We will use your points in your writing…
    9. 9.  T R A P P E R S
    10. 10. To mind map the ingredients of an argument To be able to create, categorise and prioritise points using the Argument Formulation Technique To be able to To be able to To be able toname some of argue for or identify the the against using best points toingredients of some of the win an a great argument argument. argument ingredients.
    11. 11. Three words per table 3 post it notes each. For each word write an improved word. Eg. Bad Hideous As a group rank order your words – the best word should go at the top! Be ready to explain your choices.Friday 22nd March2013Writing to ArgueLesson 2
    12. 12. • What is emotive language?• How might writers use emotive language to evoke a strong response?• Can you use emotive language to argue your point? You can You can You are able explain the identify to use emotive effect of emotive language emotive words and effectively in language on phrases. your writing. the reader.
    13. 13. What do you think the word ‘emotive’ means? What words does it sound like? Words used deliberately to Language which is charged create an emotional impact with emotion e.g. or response. love, hate, fear etc.She looked uncertain. She looked afraid. She looked petrified.
    14. 14. Someone helped write the script for this appeal. Can you identify the emotive language used? Highlight any emotive words.I have done the first one; why is ‘vital’ an emotive word? In your books write down what the word or phrase makes you think of? Can you rewrite one of the sentences to make it more emotive?
    15. 15.  Pick one of your points from yesterday to begin writing a paragraph of your argument using emotive language. Use the bingo sheet as your success criteria: Emotive Superlative Rhetorical vocabulary (biggest, Question fattest, x greatest…)Compound and Short sentence Adverb starter Complex for effect. sentence No sentence Correct use of Triplet (three!) starts in the an exclamation same way. mark, ellipsis (…) and semi colon.
    16. 16. Use the success criteria: Emotive vocabulary Superlative (biggest, Rhetorical Question fattest, greatest…) Compound and Short sentence for Adverb starter Complex sentence effect. No sentence starts Correct use of an Triplet (three!) in the same way. exclamation mark, ellipsis (…) and semi colon.Critique your partner’s piece: Kind Specific Helpful advice – give them an example! Highlight where you have met the learning questions in your writing.
    17. 17. • What is emotive language?• How might writers use emotive language to evoke a strong response?• Can you use emotive language to argue your point? You can You can You are able explain the identify to use emotive effect of emotive language emotive words and effectively in language on phrases. your writing. the reader.
    18. 18.  We will improve your writing using your peer’s advice. We will learn about other effective language techniques we can use in our writing…

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