Ideas to get children writing. The writing easily leads into inquiry.
Develop skills in reasoning, dialogue and writing
Our reasoning activities are easy-to-use ideas for developing essential reasoning skills. They can be used as starters, dialogue breakout activities and follow-ups. The regular use of reasoning activities contributes to learners’ progress in reasoning, dialogue and writing over time.
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This lesson introduces the practice of defining something and the essential word 'all'.
An activity to encourage the giving of reasons to support claims.
A 'mystery' is an activity to develop exploratory thinking, often about causes or consequences.
Lesson B develops 'If ... then' thinking and highlights the concepts of cause and effect.
Lesson C continues to explore the concepts of cause and effect and introduces the problems of 'rash reversing'.