This week, you will practice using persuasive language to convince someone (like your family member, a friend, your child’s school) to make healthy eating choices. In order to persuade someone, you need to have reasonable arguments. It’s not enough to say: “Eat your vegetables because they are good for you!”. First step you should make to be persuasive is to do your homework, or, in other words, find enough information in your subject. You will need to use supportive reasons to sound persuasive. Start with reading the articles about healthy living – you will have more information at your fingertips.
Read the following articles:
- 5 tips for staying healthy in Manitoba (CLB 5-8)
- 5 tips for staying healthy in Manitoba (CLB 3-4)
- Healthy eating habits for newcomers (CLB 5-8)
- Healthy eating habits for newcomers (CLB 3-4)
Look at the title of the article. What do you already know about this topic? Can you predict what this article will be about?
Use an online dictionary to study or clarify the meaning of new words. Create a word bank of 5-10 words from each article. Include their meaning, pronunciation, sample sentences and any notes you might have about these words.
Were you able to predict what the article was about? What was new to you? What information did you already know?
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