Research & Persuasive Writing
In this research and persuasive writing workshop, students will turn their eye to the nomination of Olympic host cities as the focus of their research. They will identify reliable online sources and gather research on key selection criteria. Students will then organise the information they've found and apply persuasive writing techniques as they write a nomination letter for their chosen city.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on research skills and using evidence to support a persuasive text
  • Identify reliable online sources and gather information on specific research questions
  • Organise research and learn to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant details
  • Take concise notes from multiple sources using own words
  • Understand the features and format of a nomination letter
  • Learn and apply persuasive writing techniques
  • Connect ideas logically and smoothly
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Practise proofreading and editing skills
As a learner:
  • Develop critical thinking and collaboration skills through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback

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For children aged
10 to 12
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