My students today began reflecting on planning to argue. Below are some exemplar plans.

111 writing to argue plans 28th feb

Students were called on to consider the purpose of:

Having a specific focus (allows you to explore other aspects and yet return to the thread of your argument)

Maintaining a balance between thinking of ideas, and structuring them (brainstorming and numbering)

Discerning audience/purpose/form (some students found this tricky – a useful revision task)

The best plans were able to:

devise other points from the main points.
occasionally devise a line of thinking through 3 layers of points, each one leading to the other
link points together from several ideas
number the order of points, and where they might appear