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Acquiring Content for Persuasive Essays

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Judith Whyte
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Acquiring Content for Persuasive Essays
Students’ age range: 12-14
Topic: Persuasive Writing
Description: Engagement
Students will role-play a scene where someone is sick and goes to the hospital for medical treatment.
Students will be placed in two groups. They will be given the topic: It should become a law that all patients pay hospital fees.(Currently, the situation in Jamaica is that patients do not pay hospital fees). One group will give reasons why they disagree with the topic and the other group will give reasons why they agree with the topic. This will be a discussion session
Students will then individually write three pros for the topic or three cons against the topic, based on which groups they were previously in. Students will share at least one pro or one con with the group
Students will decide if the arguments put forward are major or minor arguments. Students will then research online for countries that have similar policies as well as those who have different policies

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