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Reading Non-Fiction Structure lesson plan

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Structure lesson plan

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KS3 Bitesize


All students will understand how different stages of the argument are placed in separate paragraphs. Most will be able to identify the stages of the argument and spot some links between paragraphs. Some will be able to use their knowledge of writers' craft to inform their own writing.

Bitesize English fish

National Curriculum

  • En2: 4a, 9b
  • En3: 1e


  • Video clips of 2 news programmes
  • Worksheets
  • Some worksheets cut up into paragraphs and placed in an envelope

Teaching activities


Ask students to remind you when a writer changes paragraph.


  1. Give students an envelope containing the article on the worksheet cut up into paragraphs. Ask them to reassemble the article, giving reasons for their decisions.
  2. Students decide on the paragraph headings of the article.
  3. Students answer the bullet points at the end of the worksheet, and discuss.
  4. Students write an additional paragraph to the article, trying to make a link with other paragraphs and creating a link between the beginning and the end of the paragraph itself.


Hear paragraphs and evaluate.


  • Students examine another article and identify the stages in the argument, trying to spot links between paragraphs.

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