Homework Should be Banned

  • Homework Should be Banned
  • Course: English
  • Grade: Year 4
  • Section: Writing
  • Outcome: Writing a Persuasive Text: 'Homework Should Be Banned'
  • Activity Type: Printable
  • Activity ID: 17496

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United Kingdom – National Curriculum

  • KS2 – Key Stage 2
    • KS2.En3 – Reading
      • Breadth of study

        • KS2.En3.10 – Pupils should also be taught to use writing to help their thinking, investigating, organising and learning.

        • KS2.En3.12 – The range of forms of writing should include narratives, poems, playscripts, reports, explanations, opinions, instructions, reviews, commentaries.

        • KS2.En3.9 – The range of purposes for writing should include:

          • KS2.En3.9.c – To persuade, focusing on how arguments and evidence are built up and language used to convince the reader

      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Composition

          • KS2.En3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS2.En3.1.a – Choose form and content to suit a particular purpose [for example, notes to read or organise thinking, plans for action, poetry for pleasure]

            • KS2.En3.1.b – Broaden their vocabulary and use it in inventive ways

            • KS2.En3.1.c – Use language and style that are appropriate to the reader

            • KS2.En3.1.d – Use and adapt the features of a form of writing, drawing on their reading

        • Planning and drafting

          • KS2.En3.2 – To develop their writing on paper and on screen, pupils should be taught to:

            • KS2.En3.2.a – Plan - note and develop initial ideas

            • KS2.En3.2.b – Draft - develop ideas from the plan into structured written text

            • KS2.En3.2.c – Revise - change and improve the draft

            • KS2.En3.2.d – Proofread - check the draft for spelling and punctuation errors, omissions and repetitions

            • KS2.En3.2.e – Present - prepare a neat, correct and clear final copy

            • KS2.En3.2.f – Discuss and evaluate their own and others' writing.

Australia – Australian Curriculum

  • Year 3
    • Language
      • Text structure and organisation

        • ACELA1479 – Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written texts

    • Literacy
      • Creating texts

        • ACELY1682 – Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose

New Zealand – National Standards

  • Y4 – Year 4
    • Y4.W – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y4.W.1 – Using language and a simple text structure that are appropriate for the purpose, e.g., an orientation, sequenced events described in the past tense, and linking words to show sequence (for a recount)

        • Y4.W.2 – Using vocabulary (in particular, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) that clearly conveys ideas, experiences, or information

        • Y4.W.5 – Using written language features (such as similes and onomatopoeia) and visual language features (such as illustrations and diagrams) to support meaning

        • Y4.W.6 – Using mainly simple and compound sentences, along with some complex sentences, that vary in their beginnings, structures, and lengths and are mostly correct grammatically

United States – Common Core State Standards

  • 3 – Grade 3
    • W.3.1 – Writing
      • Literacy

        • W.3.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

          • W.3.1.a – Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

          • W.3.1.b – Provide reasons that support the opinion.

  • 4 – Grade 4
    • W.4 – Writing
      • Literacy

        • W.4.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

          • W.4.1.b – Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

          • W.4.1.c – Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

          • W.4.1.d – Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.