Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework Study Schedule

Year 8 Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework study schedule

Week 1:

Select and complete a worksheet on Logos or Pathos
Re-read your Knowledge Organiser and ensure you are confident of the techniques outlined in Ethos, Logos and Pathos by Aristotle.
Learn week 1 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary

 

Week 2:

Reading the following articles and watch the following videos on poaching in Africa. Spend another 10 minutes planning a persuasive writing piece arguing to tackle poaching. Be sure to make your viewpoint clear.

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reference/poaching-animals/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/race-stop-africas-elephant-poachers-180951853/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/05/lion-poaching-the-brutal-new-threat-to-africas-prides

Be aware: poaching articles may include shocking images therefore, read with care

Learn week 2 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary

 

Week 3:

Spend 20 minutes completing your persuasive writing piece on poaching.

Ensure you:

·       Define the parameters of the question

·       Place yourself on the continuum of ‘To what extent do you agree’

·       Order your plan logically

·       Create a hierarchy of importance within the causes and effects of poaching

·       Use your Knowledge Organiser to consolidate your key conventions and make sure you apply them

·       Include ‘Intensifiers’ in your writing

Learn week 3 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary

 

Week 4:

Research facts and statistics about the Australian Bushfires to build into your writing from a viewpoint
Learn week 4 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary

 

Week 5:

Research/Revise facts and statistics about any of the following topics to use in your writing from a viewpoint. Make sure you have formulated supported opinions and qualifiers for your chosen topics:

·       Vegetarianism

·       Poaching

·       Should 16 year-olds vote?

·       Holidays such as Mother’s Day or Valentines Day should be removed

·       Zoos and Animal Captivity

·       Should plastic be banned?

Revise randomized spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary

 

Week 6:

Revise for upcoming assessment with self-quizzing using your Knowledge Organiser
Create flashcards for each convention of this writing style

 

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