This News telling program aims to develop students’ oral language skills while complementing other areas of literacy being taught in the classroom. It links directly to the persuasive text writing genre. Students are required to form an opinion based on a different assigned topic and provide 3 reasons why they have taken this stance. This form of news telling will reinforce the structure of persuasive texts and assist the students in their writing of this genre through lots of oral practice. As with all my news telling planning books, they are meant to be used as a visual cue to students, rather than be directly read from. The plan can include drawings, key words and/or practice sentences to help students remember what to say when they are presenting to the class. Assessment rubrics have been included in the planning book so parents can monitor how their child is going each week and what they need to focus on next. A variety of topics have been included and 2 different formats to differentiate the task for students of different abilities.
Included in this pack:
* 12 different persuasive topics
* 2 different format sheets for each topic
* A blank version of each format to add your own topic
* An speaking and listening assessment rubric for each topic