Sunday, 16 September 2007

Yr 6 Discursive Writing - 18th September

L.O. To write a discursive essay with an introduction that explains what the essay will consider

In class we studied introductions. Remember, when you introduce people you tell the other person something about them, e.g. "Bob, meet Sally. She's in my class at school." An essay introduction tells the reader something about what they're going to read.

Feeling clever? The best introductions should grab the reader's attention and give her an idea of the essay's focus.

You could begin with a surprising fact. (This information must be true!) If you use a piece of startling information, you should follow it with a sentence or two of elaboration.

Another way to begin is with an anecdote. An anecdote is a story that illustrates a point. Just make sure that the anecdote is relevant to the title!
Be sure your anecdote is short, to the point, and relevant to your topic.

The easiest way to begin is tell the reader what they're about to learn.

Homework: Write a full essay, of four paragraphs (introduction; 'pros'; 'cons'; conclusion)for one of the titles you planned last week (you can find last week's homework by clicking the option on the right side of the page). Remember, try to grab the reader's attention in your introduction!

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