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.
- 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.