by Teachit
20th February 2014

Use this Telegraph article, arguing ‘for’ and ‘against’ a ban of children from museums, to analyse and practise persuasive writing. 


Click to read the article. 

Teaching ideas

  • After reading the article, have a general discussion with students about which side of the fence they sit on.
  • Ask students to explain which argument they found more persuasive and why.  
  • Highlight words or phrases that are particularly effective and try to pinpoint the features that have been used.
  • Put students into pairs and give them another subject, i.e. animal testing should be banned. One should argue for and one against, using similar techniques from the article.

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