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Dynamic Literacy Workshops: HOW TO ARGUE

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Micro Education presents:

Dynamic Literacy Workshops: HOW TO ARGUE

(Stage 3 with adaptations for Stage 2 learners)

Two workshops of 2 hours

Fridays 3rd & 10th March 10.30am-12.30pm

$60 (Paid by Wed 1st March)

Key areas of focus:

Persuasive writing

Speaking with confidence

Evaluating and responding.


In this fun pair of workshops children will gain skills and confidence in articulating a reasoned argument and constructively evaluating arguments presented to them. Activities will include games, group discussions and peer feedback providing technical and experiential understanding of persuasive texts as children plan, compose, edit and present their own texts in the form of a short speech. Relevant links to the many contexts persuasive text types are used will be explored. Children will experience presenting to a small group in a supportive atmosphere, refining delivery aspects such as body language and vocal techniques. Active listening and positive constructive feedback will be the focus when responding to others’ persuasive arguments. These workshops will support the general capabilities of: literacy critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability and ethical understanding through the elements of: higher order thinking, substantive communication, social support, student direction and knowledge integration.


Curriculum links, English K-10 NSW syllabus content:



Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts EN3-2A


Students will:

  • Explore and analyse the effectiveness of informative and persuasive devices in texts
  • Plan, draft and publish persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures and language features appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704, ACELY1714)
  • Compose texts that include sustained and effective use of persuasive devices, reread and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices (ACELY1705, ACELY1715)
  • Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504)





Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features EN3-1A


Students will:

  • Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of spoken texts
  • Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis (ACELY1700, ACELY1710)
  • Discuss and experiment with ways to strengthen and refine spoken texts in order to entertain, inform, persuade or inspire the audience




Discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts EN3-5B

Students will:

  • Recognise the techniques used by writers to position a reader and influence their point of view
  • Consider and develop sustained arguments and discussions supported by evidence
  • Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709)

ABOUT: The space

Family home in Dulwich Hill. 5 minute walk from train/light rail, 10 minute walk from buses. Indoor and outdoor areas.

Catherine Sanchez | 0410 227 074