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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
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Your first task is to complete 30 minutes on reading plus. You should be completing tasks on reading plus at least three times per week.

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On Thursday last week, you should have created your plan for writing a balanced argument.


Throughout your English lessons this week, you will write up your argument in different stages.


In today’s lesson, we are going to focus on writing the introduction to your argument.


Remember the balanced argument is to debate if you think it would be a good idea for your family to sail around the world together.


To begin writing your argument, you need an opening paragraph. This needs to introduce the argument in a clear, concise and interesting way.


Below is the opening paragraph from the example that I previously used last week based on ‘Should homework be banned?’.


Remember this is not the topic that you will be discussing, this is only an example to show you how to structure your introduction.


I have also written it in three different colours. This is so you can identify where aspects of the success criteria have been used.



Blue = Third person

Red = Introduces argument

Green = Explaining what you will be doing in the balanced argument


Anyone who has ever been to school knows what it is like to be sent home with piles of homework. For years, teachers have been setting extra maths, spellings and other assignments to be completed outside of regular lesson times. But with the increasing pressures of modern-day life, there is a growing call for homework to be banned. Here are some of the arguments for and against.



Make sure you include these elements in your introduction. Remember to take your time and think about the vocabulary you are going to use.


To complete this task, you can either type up your word on a word document or you can write it in your exercise book.