Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Persuasion Text Planning for Year 3/4

£8.50

About this unit:

This is a fifteen-lesson unit of English work based on persuasive writing. It is intended for Lower Key Stage 2. This unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum objectives which are outlined below. The English objectives covered by this unit are highlighted in yellow.

The fifteen lessons in this unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand persuasive writing. During the first week children will prepare and participate in a debate: ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’

In the second week, children will discuss, plan and write a piece of persuasive writing based on the persuasive writing text: ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features appropriate to a piece of persuasive writing.

In the third week, children will write another persuasive writing text based on whether humans should eat meat. Children will then apply what they have learned in the second week to plan, write and edit a piece of persuasive writing based on whether humans should eat meat and children will write their persuasive writing independently. To end the unit children will participate in another debate: ‘Should Humans Eat Meat?’

Description

What is included?

  • A sheet with the National Curriculum English objectives for Y3/4 which are highlighted to help track and assess the progress of the class; to track coverage of the English curriculum and to show what objectives the unit covers.
  • *NEW* Printable child-friendly learning objectives for children’s books.
  • Persuasive writing planning for fifteen days including possible science and geography cross-curricular links.
  • *NEW* Now includes a PowerPoint containing the lesson structure and learning activities for all fifteen lessons of the unit which can be presented to the children. The PowerPoint design and content can be adjusted to suit the needs of a class.
  • ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ Activity Resources:
  • Blank debate cue cards for each argument/counter-argument.
  • Debate structure for children.
  • Debate rule worksheet for children to complete.
  • Debate voting slips.
  • Debate outcome evaluation sheets.
  • Debate outcome discussion questions: extension sheet for higher achieving children.
  • ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ Persuasive writing texts: Persuasive writing text 1: ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ Persuasive writing text 2: ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ Simplified version of the persuasive writing text 1 for lower-achieving children.
  • Boxing-up plan for the persuasive writing text: ‘Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?’ (Differentiated on two levels with writing frame included for lower-achieving children).
  • Success criteria for persuasive writing (differentiated on three levels).
  • Boxing-up plans for research about persuasive writing based on the arguments for or against eating meat (differentiated on two levels with writing frame included for lower-achieving children).

Files included:

Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Persuasion Text Planning for Year 3/4 in a PDF file.

Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Lesson PowerPoints for Year 3/4.

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