In Mahutonga and Matariki we have been learning to write a debate. We read articles in the newspaper and the internet such as "Cats are killers" and wrote about a subject we were concerned about. Afterwards we learnt how to make visual language such as posters, advertisements, and how to argue a debate with other people. We had to come up with strong statements that are hard to argue about. We got into groups and discussed ideas to convince the other groups.
¨ Here are some things we have been debating about in class:
¨ The New Zealand flag and if we should change it or not.
¨ Fracking: it should be banned
¨ Cats are killers and we should exterminate/not exterminate them.
¨ NZ native birds, animals and the pests in New Zealand,
¨ Trees should not be wasted for paper and cut down,
¨ Water should not be wasted.
Come into our classrooms and see our reports!!!
By Alexandra and MIllie.