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11 classroom debate ideas for purposeful writing

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 28, Oct 2020
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11 classroom debate ideas for purposeful writing

Holding a class debate can be a great way to spark ideas for purposeful writing, allowing pupils to produce persuasive discussion texts or balanced arguments from their findings.

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12 powerful poetry types to teach your class - with examples!

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Six super sight word activities

Sight words often have little meaning on their own, but they do contribute a great deal to the meaning of a sentence. Young learners must recognise these frequently encountered words without sounding ...

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