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Discussion texts

Being familiar with the features, conventions and writing approaches typical of discussion texts can make it easier for you to help children understand, plan and create them. This is part of Support for Writing.

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Persuasion texts

An overview of persuasion texts, which includes a table showing the relationship between generic structure, language features and knowledge for the writer. This page also contains links to relevant pages from other years and units.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Progression in discussion texts

A short overview of what a discussion text is: a means of presenting a reasoned and balanced over-view of an issue or controversy. A downloadable document contains all the section web site pages.

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Upper Key Stage 2

These examples of progression support the planning and monitoring of children’s development within this key stage. This is part of Support for Writing.

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Objective coverage

Overview of the 13-15 week non-fiction curriculum for Year 4, plus a table listing the 12 strand learning objectives to be covered, with their location across the teaching units indicated.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011