Text Types

There are several text types that children study during their school years and it is important that they understand how to structure and successfully write both fiction and non-fiction text types.

Here are some examples of text types and resources for children to use in class and for their homework.

NON-FICTION

DISCUSSION/ ARGUMENT

Should children be given homework?

http://www.nea.org/tools/16938.htm

http://www.alfiekohn.org/article/rethinking-homework/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-case-against-homework-19-09-2006/

http://www.kidspot.com.au/the-must-read-evidence-against-homework/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar07/vol64/num06/The-Case-For-and-Against-Homework.aspx

http://thecaseagainsthomework.com/

http://www.studymode.com/subjects/for-and-against-homework-page1.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/11/AR2006091100908.html

http://www.greatschools.org/students/homework-help/1939-interview-with-Sara-Bennett.gs?page=all

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/The_Homework_Debate/

http://www.naesp.org/resources/2/Principal/2009/S-O_p.42.pdf

Gun Control

http://www.gunfacts.info/gun-control-myths/children-and-guns/

http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/gun_safety.html

SHOULD ANIMALS BE USED IN CIRCUSES

http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-animals-perform-in-circuses

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/

http://www.allaboutanimals.org.uk/SP-Circuses.asp

http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-animals-perform-in-circuses?_escaped_fragment_=&_escaped_fragment_=

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4620000/newsid_4624300/4624372.stm

http://www.captiveanimals.org/our-work/circuses

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/circuses/

http://www.animalcircuses.com/

http://www.dawnwatch.com/entertainment.htm

http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/2007/10/circuses-are-no-fun-for-animals-2/

http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/captivity/circuses

http://www.forandagainst.com/Should_Animals_Be_Kept_In_Circuses

http://www.petaasiapacific.com/issues-notforentertain.asp

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