Students need to write up an ISSUE from the news that has occurred in the last month. Come to class with this already prepared. WHAT IS AN ISSUE? An issue is a debate about a controversial subject that is presented in the media over a period of time. It is often sparked by a particular event that arouses a range of attitudes and opinions, from which develop a number of opposing viewpoints. To identify the issue, consider how the topic could be rephrased as a ‘should’ question that might raise conflicting points of view.
WEEK ONE HOMEWORK
Year 10 English – Homework WEEK 1(DUE FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER, BEGINNING OF SESSION) Your task is to read and watch the news this week. Your written responses need to include: What is the issue? | Who/what is being impacted? | What is/may be the outcome? Take notes in class each day to help come up with some ideas. Remember to write down the sources where you found your information.
READ AND ANOTATE ARTICLE ONE – ‘WHY IPADS ARE THE NEW DRUG FOR KIDS’ This is a shared reading. Students are to annotate with highlighters and notes around margins. Class discussion about topic and argument being presented. Use Tone Grid, Argument Grid and Persuasive Devices Grid to assist with initial annotation.