Argumentative Essay (Primary 6)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

ENGLISH STUDIES 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 4 

READING COMPREHENSIVE ON DEMOCRACY AND MILITARY GOVERNANCE

WRITING – A TEACHER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN A FARMER 

WEEK 8

WRITING – SCIENCE DO MORE HARM TO HUMANITY THAN GOOD 

PRIMARY 6 

THEME: SPEECH WORK AND WRITING 

TOPIC: Argumentative Essay

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to:
  1. Explain the features of an argumentative essay;
  2. Write an argumentative essay.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned guide to good essay.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Text book
  2. A model essay from any other supplementary material
  3. Pictures
  4. Charts.
  5. Real objects

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

  1. Explanation
  2. Discussion
  3. Demonstration
  4. Questions and answers

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Brilliant Primary English Book 6 – page 10.
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

 

Argumentative Essay requires the writer to:

  • Present a viewpoint – Introduction: pre-writing, writing and editing.
  • Arrangement of ideas in logical sequence.
  • Prove his/her point (argue for or against a particular viewpoint).
  • Conclude his/her presentation.

 

Examples of such Essay Titles include:

  1. Science does more harm to humanity than good.
  2. Should female circumcision be abolished?
  3. Military rule is better than civil rule.

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Lead pupils to discuss any given argumentative essay, bringing out the validity of their viewpoints in a logical way;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the viewpoints taking cognizance of the style of this type of essay: Giving adequate source of information, Making reference to the audience – Mr. chairman, Panel of judges, etc, Summarise the opponent’s viewpoints and presenting their own argument, Arrive at a conclusion.
  4. Guide pupils to write their own essay;
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Write an argumentative essay.

 

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

  1. Participate in a class debate on a given topic;
  2. Write an argumentative essay.