Continuing with fractions of quantities, work through slides 1- 12 of the Powerpoint below (OR the pdf version if you can only access via this method) and then tackle the accompanying fluency questions. Make sure to choose the appropriate challenge level for you. Always show your calculations and explain your answers where asked to. Answers can be found at the end of the question sheet.
Yes you guessed it, today is going to be about writing a conclusion to your focussed persuasive writing as to why wearing school uniform should be banned. The examples below are examples of conclusions taken from persuasive texts. What do you notice they often contain?
You will see that they often
Recap the main points mentioned in the introduction - This emphasises the strongest argument.
Positive future consequences - The aim is to show the positive impact on the reader too if they do whatever it is that the text has persuaded them to. This is because readers want to know what is in it for them and how they will benefit from what you're persuading them to do.
Repetition - To emphasise the key points.
Use of causal conjunctions - This type of conjunction is really important as it develops a strong argument by saying the cause and effect.
Final statement - Often to reiterate the same statement made in the introduction eg book now, choose the healthy option etc..
Can you spot these in the examples above?
Now is time to use the planning template to consider your ideas for your conclusion for the piece of writing you wrote on Friday. Choose either green or orange/red template. Then challenge yourself within that to include positive future consequences, repetition and causal conjunctions. Discuss your ideas and jot them down. Then when you're happy with the contents, write your conclusion section. Make sure it links to your main body text and introduction.
Continuing with the work you completed yesterday, we are going to explore the festival Baisakhi in more detail. Complete Activity 2 from the instruction sheet below.