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Ed Gannon: Red tape and stupid rules giving paddock trees the chop | The Weekly Times

Ed Gannon: Red tape and stupid rules giving paddock trees the chop | The Weekly Times | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
THERE are few more majestic sights than a beautiful old tree standing alone in a vast, empty paddock. But it appears that when the current crop of old paddock trees across Victoria die and topple over, there could be few new trees to replace them.
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4th June 2019 Argument analysis worksheet for EAL and English students: This opinion piece from the Weekly Times tackles an unusual topic for city dwellers. You can download the worksheet (with answers) from the Members area of our website. Great for a lesson on analysing language and argument!

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Mega-billboard on Swanston Street will add nothing and only take away

Mega-billboard on Swanston Street will add nothing and only take away | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
By Nicola PhilpApril 3, 2019 — 11.45pmMelbourne is to have yet another bauble added to its collection of rainbow night-time lights, this one with a whopping 305
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6th May 2019 worksheet: this opinion piece lends itself well to analysis of the structure of the argument. You will find the free worksheet (with suggested answers) in the Members area of our website, as usual.

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The alt-right will be thanking #EggBoy

The alt-right will be thanking #EggBoy | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
No matter how much we want to throw eggs at someone, we simply need to know and do better.
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26.3.19 EAL Argument Analysis: This week's worksheet (with answers) looks at the reaction to the infamous EggBoy incident in Melbourne last week. Get the worksheet by logging in to the Membership area of our website.

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Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their 'Black Friday' sales

Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their 'Black Friday' sales | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
We should remember past disasters - such as the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in which 71 people died - and learn from them.
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English/EAL argument analysis worksheet 12 February 2019. The worksheet for studentscan be downloaded (for free) from the Members area of  our website. Login or sign up - no cost.

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Letter: Drought is a fact of farming in Australia

Letter: Drought is a fact of farming in Australia | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Australia has experienced drought many times in the past and will experience drought again in the future.
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3.9.18 EAL & English argument analysis worksheet. The drought is much in the news at present. Here is a worksheet that steps students through the analysis of one impassioned viewpoint. Get the worksheet in the Members area of our website.

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Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced

Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Society has an unfortunate habit of going a bit bonkers whenever new technology comes out that children consume in droves. But when it comes to violent video games, the evidence is now pretty clear.
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25 June 2018 EAL Argument analysis: You will find the structured worksheet in the Members area of our website. It has also been emailed to subscribers to our EAL discussion list. To find out more, visit the BBE website. www.boobookeducation.com.au

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Our collective duty to get a flu shot

Our collective duty to get a flu shot | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Each of us has not only a responsibility to our children and to our elderly relatives, but to the entire community.
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Argument analysis worksheet 15 May 2018: Compulsory vaccinations - for good or for ill? This article is the focus of the worksheet. See the free worksheet in the Members area of our website (it includes suggested answers). Sign up to be a member (no cost) and get these worksheets regularly for use in the classroom.

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Cyclists and helmets: Why wouldn't I want to protect my head and brain?

Cyclists and helmets: Why wouldn't I want to protect my head and brain? | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Readers discuss whether helmets should be compulsory for all cyclists.
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Concussion is irreversible brain damage: we need to have this conversation | Ian Roberts | Sport | The Guardian

Concussion is irreversible brain damage: we need to have this conversation | Ian Roberts | Sport | The Guardian | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
After a long rugby league career I wasn’t getting out without a scratch. But the news shocked me
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Argument Analysis worksheet 6 March 2018: an excellent opinion piece for analysis of how cause and effect are used to persuade an audience. The worksheet is in the members area of our website.

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Jennifer Lawrence to star in film adaptation of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites

Jennifer Lawrence to star in film adaptation of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Film will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, whose latest, Call Me By Your Name, has been nominated for three Golden Globes
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Can't wait to see this!

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'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in
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Climate change letter

Bring on destruction

 

As temperature records tumble and leaves begin to brown and curl in spring, another horrendous summer looms. It has barely rained for months.

Wildlife perishes and bushfires and cyclones are coming, but coal is still king in Queensland.

However, this year I will welcome the infernal days and the destruction. Because after all of it those of us alive today who have collectively failed to act should face the consequences.

For decades we have been warned and we have preferred to do next to nothing. Indeed, a substantial number of us have doubled down on the things that wreak destruction: coal, land clearing, rampant consumption of everything in sight.

 It is easy to blame politicians, but ultimately they reflect our values and priorities as nation.

It is we who should pay, not just our children and grandchildren. Bring it on. It's only fair. 

Gray Charlton, Narrabundah

 

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Worksheets for English and EAL 17 October 2017. Find it in the members area of our website.

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Peter Martin: Chill. Electricity isn't that expensive, really

Peter Martin: Chill. Electricity isn't that expensive, really | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
What if I told you you were paying no more for electricity than in 1984?
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Wording worksheet for argument analysis 18 September 2017: Statistics galore! A good exercise for students to get their heads around the persuasiveness of hard data. You can find the worksheet with answers - in the members area of our website. Just what you need for the last week of term!

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Australia needs a road safety revolution to stop people dying in truck crashes

Australia needs a road safety revolution to stop people dying in truck crashes | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
In 93 per cent of fatalities involving trucks, the other driver was fault. People don't treat trucks with the caution and respect that a 60-tonne vehicle should get. Trucks cannot turn, accelerate or brake like a car.
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20 May 2019 Argument analysis worksheet for VCE EAL and English. A structured argument that makes use of persuasive language to promote a point of view about road safety. The worksheet, with answers, is in the Members area of our website. Login or sign up - no cost - to download the worksheet.

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Assange & Folau: Peas in a pod? One tells the truth, the other shares his belief

Assange & Folau: Peas in a pod? One tells the truth, the other shares his belief | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Age readers discuss the recent comparison of the plights of Julian Assange and Israel Folau.
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24 April 2019: EAL/English argument worksheet. This letter from The Age goes with this week's worksheet, which you can obtain in the Members area of our NEW website!

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It needs to stop: 'Cheat day' lunchbox sends girls wrong message

It needs to stop: 'Cheat day' lunchbox sends girls wrong message | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Food is not the enemy.
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25  February 2019 Argument worksheet for EAL and English students: this is the article, get the worksheet with sample answers from the free Members area of our website.

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Australia Day: Support our First Peoples' call to change the date

Australia Day: Support our First Peoples' call to change the date | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Readers discuss the significance of Australia Day and the date it is held.
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29 January 2019: Argument analysis worksheet for English and EAL students - with answers.

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Worksheet: Adam Bandt's tweet 

Adam Bandt's tweet about coal-fired power stations has loads for analysis!

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23July 2018: Argument analysis worksheet for EAL and English students. Our latest FREE worksheet is available in the Members area of our website, and has been circulated to members via email. it comes with suggested answers and is suitable for students in years 10-12. Who would have thought a Tweet had so much material in it? 

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Mandatory sentencing -free worksheet

28 May 2018: Analysing argument worksheet. This week's free student worksheet (with answers) is now available in the Members area of our website. It's about the issue of mandatory sentencing, which has been in the news recently after the assault of a paramedic in Melbourne. Membership - sign in

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The truth about crime and ethnicity

The truth about crime and ethnicity | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Politically motivated misinformation and distortion undermine our entire community.
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30 April 2018: Argument analysis. This article is the source for our free worksheet for students in Years 10 -12. The worksheet is available in the members area of our website (login/register - it's free). A complete set of answers is provided. 

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Smartphones, and how they became our dumbest way to communicate

Smartphones, and how they became our dumbest way to communicate | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
They were supposed to revolutionise the way we interacted. Instead, conversation and laughter began to disappear.
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Argument Analysis worksheet 19 March 2018: This article uses questions as the structure for presenting a point of view, and the worksheet picks up on that technique. You can access it in the members area of our website - just login (or register if you haven't already - it's free).

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Comment | Language check - the words you should look out for in children's books

Comment | Language check - the words you should look out for in children's books | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Male characters playing a villainous role were eight times more likely to appear than a female villain. Just one book portrays a female villain acting alone.
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Argument analysis worksheet 29 January 2018. This scaffolded worksheet is designed for both English and EAL students. The worksheet is based on this article and can be found in the members section of the BBE website. Answers are provided.

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France to ban mobile phones in schools from September

France to ban mobile phones in schools from September | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Pupils, teachers and parents seem less than convinced by measure prohibiting use in primary, junior and middle schools
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Inside Australia’s first virtual school | Inside Story

Inside Australia’s first virtual school | Inside Story | Understanding and analysing argument - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Could a new model of online learning break down the growing divide between Australian schools?
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Friday essay: journeys to the underworld – Greek myth, film and American anxiety

American cinema mines Greek myth most strongly at times of profound social anxiety. In the age of Trump, we are already seeing key political battlegrounds framed as underworld quests in film.
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