Opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing was the first term’s focus in the Reading & Writing workshops held for Grades 6 – 8. They showcased their writing skills to parents and peers alike, covering some interesting topics like ‘Children should be taught Philosophy in School’, ‘Yoga should be made compulsory in schools’ and ‘Is Animal Testing justified?’.
During argumentative writing, students think of topics and then evaluate whether their chosen topic can be argued for or against. This is followed by learning how to establish a claim and use evidence from text/media to support this claim. The students then include their reasoning behind why they chose that evidence and how it ties to their claim.
While in Narrative writing students learn about character development, descriptive settings, how to knit a sequence of events together, use of dialogues, and to wrap up their story with a strong ending.