We have been learning how to write persuasive texts using emotive language. We have used the PEEL strategy to help us structure a paragraph.

Do you want to live in a world without trees? Then stop deforestation globally! Deforestation is the horrible act of destroying trees and habitats without thought. It is a world problem and this destructive act must end now because it harms everyone. Loggers all around the world are known to destroy trees illegally- for money! If this shameful act continues, the result will be, the extinction of plants and animals, no oxygen, and climate change -worldwide.

To start with, many plants and animals are becoming extinct because of deforestation. Every second, one and a half acres of forest is demolished by humans- this is 20 football fields a minute! If this travesty continues, in an estimated 47 years there will be no rainforest left and in the next 25 years, 28,000 species will become extinct. Sadly, leaving animals and plants vulnerable to extinction.

Furthermore, deforestation is impacting oxygen levels in the air. When we breathe, we take in oxygen and that oxygen turns into carbon, which we breathe out. Trees are the opposite. They breathe in carbon and release oxygen, which helps push more oxygen into the atmosphere. However, if we demolish our source of oxygen, we will not be able to breathe! This will result in no life on Earth.

More so, too much CO2 in the ozone layer leaks a harmful source of light called ultraviolet rays into Earth’s atmosphere. Ultraviolet rays  are released and trapped in our atmosphere causing climate change. This disastrous act is responsible for coral bleaching, global warming, and melting ice caps. If deforestation continues, we will not only lose coral, we will be left with not only no trees,  but the disappearance of all plants, animals on earth. With no trees, there will be no oxygen, with no oxygen, there will be no life on Earth.

Deforestation must stop! Extinction of plants, trees, and animals, the loss of oxygen in our air, and climate change is too much. We need to act, now! Stop watching and start doing, and together we can work towards saving our planet from irreversible damage!

Homework Week 8/9

Week 8

ENGLISH: Reading: Focus on one of the learning intentions from the past few weeks and record in your homework diary.

Fact and Opinion, Emotive Language, Time Connectives, PEEL strategy.

INQUIRY: Conduct some research for your Inquiry Project. Include facts, statistics etc, maybe even a graph. Record in your homework book. This is must be in your own words. Teachers will know if you have simply copied and pasted information.


Create a list of 10 words that match the spelling rule of the week.  Complete two Spelling Menu word work activities in your homework book.

Copy of Wednesday 6th June-22x3va2


World Environment Day. We are learning to identify emotive words in a persuasive text so we can use it in our own wrting.

The benefits of plastic are
undeniable. The material is cheap,
lightweight and easy to make.
These qualities have led to a
boom in the production of plastic
over the past century. This trend
will continue as global plastic
production skyrockets over the
next 10 to 15 years. We are already
unable to cope with the amount
of plastic waste we generate. Only
a tiny fraction is recycled. About 13
million tonnes of plastic leak into
our oceans every year, harming
biodiversity, economies and,
potentially, our own health.
The world urgently needs to
rethink the way we manufacture,
use and manage plastic. This
paper sets out the latest thinking
on how we can achieve this.
It looks at what governments,
businesses and individuals
can do to check the runaway
production and consumption
of plastic. It focuses particular
attention on the burgeoning
use of unnecessary plastics – the
single-use items that make up
a large amount of the waste we
generate. The paper begins with
an overview of the crisis. It goes
on to explore the potential of
alternative materials and sheds
light on the effectiveness of
current government legislation to
cut down on single-use plastics.
Ultimately, tackling one of the
biggest environmental scourges of
our time will require governments
to regulate, businesses to innovate
and individuals to act. This paper
outlines the possible paths to a
world free of plastic pollution.

Further information http://worldenvironmentday.global/sites/default/files/toolkit_with_nature/WED%202018_KeyReport_v1_web.pdf