Hi Year 5,
Your challenge is to read through this article (click on the link): http://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2014/aug/27/do-dams-destroy-rivers
The article is on whether dams destroy rivers – you need to read it through all the way to the end (you may need to look up any words you are unfamiliar with). This is a challenging piece, but it is an opportunity to push yourself.
Identify the facts and opinions in the article.
Identify the opinions and write the alternative viewpoints for each opinion.
List the facts present and then use these to write a balanced argument about whether dams are good thing or not. You need to explain your answer, using the facts you have listed.
Give this a really good go Year 5 – you have all made some brilliant progress this year, this is an opportunity to show it off!
Mrs Mahtani and Miss Redhead