Students in Lumana’i Manuia have been learning how to write persuasive arguments on a variety of current issues. They learned how to identify the language features of a persuasive argument, and how to back up their arguments with facts and evidence.
Students worked in collaborative learning groups to critically analyse a range of exemplars.
Some focus questions were looked at were:
- What is the writer’s argument?
- Do you agree with the writer’s argument? Why/Why not?
- How has the writer maintained the reader’s interest?
- What facts/evidence has the writer used to back up her argument?
- What do you think the writer has done well?
- What do you think the writer needs to work on?