Year 6 Term 2
Non-Fiction: Constructing an effective argument II
Objectives 18 & 19
Resource Title
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  All about me   
  This is a simple forum for children to send pieces of writing, which express their personal opinions on a variety of subjects. It can be used for debate, with children tailoring their contributions to the web medium, and responding to other views expressed on the page.  
URL of project


In the Classroom

Write a personal opinion

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Send it to the site  
URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets
  You could use this page to submit balanced arguments (objective 19), rather than opinions, where competing views are fairly summarised, and strengths and weaknesses of different positions are analysed. These can be submitted using the form  
Extension activities URL
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Divide class into groups and ask them to be either pro / against the discussion.
Allow children time to present their views and prepare counter arguments.

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
  18, 19  
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To construct effective arguments; developing a point logically and effectively; supporting and illustrating points persuasively; anticipating possible objections; harnessing the known views, interests and feelings of the audience; tailoring the writing to formal presentation where appropriate.
To write a balanced report of a controversial issue; summarising fairly the competing views; analysing strengths and weaknesses of different positions.
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, PSHE  
ICT Skills
  Word Processing

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  1 - 2 lessons   




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