Arguments and discussions
What is a balanced argument?
A balanced argument is a discussion or piece of non-fiction writing that considers both sides of an issue.
These key stage 1 and key stage 2 English teaching resources will support children in writing a balanced argument. They’ll help children to explore different points of view and find reasons for and against an issue to present both sides of the argument.
You’ll find worksheets to help children identify the features of a balanced argument, planning sheets to help them structure a balanced argument and templates for their final written argument. Topics include school uniform, a longer school day and whether we should have a car-free world. You’ll also find a resource pack of discussion texts.
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