Koala control: points of view

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Explore facts and opinions about controlling populations of koalas. Interview people expressing a range of opinions. Use a model structure and sample text to summarise each point of view. Look at ways in which language is used to convince an audience or reinforce a position. For example, one person expresses negative feelings about koalas by using phrases containing emotional verbs such as 'Other animals that depend on trees are suffering too'. Rank the strength of the opinions on a simple scale.

Students compare the nature and strength of opinions expressed in expositions.
Students know and use verbs and processes indicating personal opinion.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 5, Grade 6
Oral Language Reading Comprehension Writing and Composition Viewing Comprehension Oral Reading Fluency Oral Language and Fluency
Learners, Students

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