Writing an argument or discussion piece

Challenge reference: 4880

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some key features of argument or discussion writing and apply them in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen and respond to argument and/or discussion texts.

  2. Write a simple argument/discussion text.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three texts in this genre
    • Participate in arguments and/or discussions 
    • Give reasons 'for' and 'against'
    • Express an opinion
    • Identify the difference between fact and opinion
    • Write an explanatory title for an argument
    • Write an opening sentence explaining what the argument is about
    • Write simple sentences detailing 'for' and 'against' arguments
    • Express a personal opinion
    • Use present tense verbs (unless writing about historical events)
    • Use 3rd person