Templates can help individuals plan and structure more formal writing. Try out a template for editorial writing. There is space on the page for students to write a brief introduction, background on the issue, two reasons with support, and a conclusion.
- Have pupils send in their final products to a local newspaper to see if they get published
- Breaks up opinion writing into manageable pieces; requires support for each reason
- Some learners will need additional scaffolding, perhaps in the form of sentence frames