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Writing - Unit 1 Debate

The Amazon Rainforest

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

In this unit, we are learning about different forms of non-fiction writing: persuasive writing, non-chronological report, recount, balanced argument/discussion, debate (speech writing).

We will use the picture book The Great Kapok Tree and its themes to inform our writing.

The outcome of the unit will be a speech about saving/protecting the Amazon Rainforest.

All writing builds on previous learning - for example, relative clauses, using semicolons in long list descriptions, using punctuation to signpost meaning and organise text (e.g. bullet points)

The new writing skill that we will develop is - how to write a persuasive speech. 

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