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“Parents should be held solely responsible for their children’s actions.” Do you agree?

A WebQuest for Secondary 3 NA / 3 Exp / 4 NA
Designed by
Teachers teaching
Secondary 3 NA / 3 Exp

|Ms Deepa Madan |Mr Sharom Mak |Mr Victor Ong | |Miss Cheryl Tan |Mrs Grace Wong |Ms Lee Chai Noi | | | | |

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |

Introduction

This WebQuest is a follow-up lesson to consolidate what you have learnt about writing an argumentative essay. There are 2 components to this assignment: the Essay component and the Reflection component. Essay Component

First, you are to research online on what an argumentative essay is all about, the grammatical features of an argumentative essay and how you should structure your argumentative essays.

Secondly, you are to read the articles provided in this WebQuest and you are to figure out how you can use the materials provided in your assignment.

Thirdly, you are to come up with an argumentative essay of about 500 words entitled ‘“Parents should be held solely responsible for their children’s actions.” Do you agree?’ and submit the essay to your English teacher on the first day of school in Term 3.

Reflection Component
On a separate piece of your paper, you are to imagine that you are a parent and you are to pen your thoughts on the following questions: 1. What is your role as a parent? (50 words)
2. What are your responsibilities as a parent? (50 words)
3. What kind of situations do you think are Beyond Parental Control situations? (50 words) 4. If you are in a situation where you have difficulties controlling your child, what action would you take and why? (50 words)

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The Task

What you are expected to learn from this assignment:
• The grammatical and structural features of an argumentative essay (text-type) • Through reading the e-articles on whether or not parents should be held responsible for their children’s actions, you are to form your own opinions on this topic.

The end product is an amalgamation of the text type (argumentative text) and the topic (“Parents should be held solely responsible for their children’s actions.” Do you agree?).

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The Process
1. Go to http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/yorba/persuasive_writing.htm to find out more about the structure of an argumentative essay. Make sure you are certain of the grammatical features (i.e. the technical aspect English: tenses, punctuation, pronouns, spelling, sentence structure) and the structural features (what goes in the introduction, body and conclusion) of an argumentative essay. 2. To familiarise yourself with the essay topic, read the following e-articles: • Family Education Programme: http://familyes.org.sg/education.html • Should parents be held responsible for child truancy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/1984821.stm • Is dress code for female teachers feasible? http://www.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20080204-48099.html • Teenage abortion: http://www.getforme.com/health_abortions.htm • Holding parents accountable for their children’s behaviour: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/strategies/strategy-holding-parents-accountable-for-their-children-s-behavior 3. Once you have read the articles, you are now able to form your own opinions on the topic. Should parents be held responsible for their children’s actions? If at this point of time you are still unsure whether or not parents should be held responsible for their children’s...
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