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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Wednesday

Reading

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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Writing

You should all now have the introduction and the main body written for your balanced argument.

 

Today, your task is to write the conclusion for your argument.

 

The final paragraph is a bit different. It concludes the argument and includes your own opinion. It is written in the first person.

 

Below is the conclusion from the example that I have previously provided based on the debate ‘Should homework be banned?’

 

Remember that this is not the topic that you have been discussing, this is only an example to show you how to structure your conclusion and the ending to your balanced argument.

 

I have written the example in three different colours so that you can easily identify the different aspects of the success criteria.

 

Blue = First person

Red = Concludes the argument

Green = Your opinion

 

In conclusion, there are many strong arguments for and against banning homework from schools. If it helps a child’s education, then surely homework is a good thing. Then again, time away from studying to play is also incredibly important to a child’s wellbeing.

On balance, I don’t believe homework should be banned because it really is an important part of learning. However, I also believe there should still be time in the day for fun! Therefore, perhaps schools should come up with a compromise: keep homework, but don’t set so much!

 

Include aspects of the above success criteria in your conclusion.

 

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.

 

Take your time and think about the vocabulary you are going to use.

 

To complete this task, you can either type up your work on a word document or you can write it in your exercise book. It would be a good idea to have it written under your introduction if you can.

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