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    Hey guys,

    Need ideas for a lesson. First lesson on discursive writing to a Year 7 group based on the theme of James Bond. Now I thought give them the question,
    Should James Bond have the liscence to kill.....
    I'm struggling with what to do in each part of the lesson . Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you.
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    Judging from that question, it sounds like it'd be made for a P4C (Philosophy for Children) lesson? I'd personally find that quite tricky to pull off with a full class of Year 7s, mind you.
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    Nope, it's an english lesson
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    Was thinking of showing them a real life article based on spies and how they aren't allowed to kill...but in James Bond he is given the liscence to kill, is it justified.....but it all has to link to discursive writing...hmmm maybe model some discursive writing examples and get them to do a writing piece after a class debate on the issue. :/

    As you can see, ideas will be much appreciated. lol
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    I don't want to come across as rude, but why is your mentor/the English department you are in not providing you with help?

    It's really quite unfair on you to just be set adrift with no idea of your lesson. You should be asking your mentor for help, that's what they're there for, to support you.

    I'd be so annoyed if it was me and I was given hazy advice for my planning. "Do something on James Bond" isn't really adequate planning advice for a trainee, IMO. They need to be helping you more.


    Anyway, I think your idea of licence to kill sounds fun, but I think with 11/12 year olds, James Bond would instantly draw the mind to thinking about gadgets (or possibly Bond girls with some members of the class...). Could you plan in some discursive writing on what their special spy gadget would be if they were 007 and why it would be the best spy gadget?
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    not trying to be horrendously picky, but its 'licence'(british) not 'license' (american). if you are going to title your English lesson this way you must be able to spell it correctly.

    i would do something on the merits of spying, arguing why spying is good and bad, would you make a good spy, something like that.
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    (Original post by lozmond)
    not trying to be horrendously picky, but its 'licence'(british) not 'license' (american). if you are going to title your English lesson this way you must be able to spell it correctly.

    i would do something on the merits of spying, arguing why spying is good and bad, would you make a good spy, something like that.
    Although, you would say 'licensed to kill'
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    (Original post by Sugar_Puff_Fairy)
    Although, you would say 'licensed to kill'
    indeed you would, but the OP is actually saying 'liscensed'
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    (Original post by lozmond)
    indeed you would, but the OP is actually saying 'liscensed'
    I know :roll eyes: was glad someone else had mentioned it to be honest.

    OP, hope you found the answer to your problem!

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