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Ensure that your students are able to formulate a compelling argument with these resources, which will help you to teach the importance of writing and speaking persuasively.
1. Complete argument
What is it? A lesson plan and resource pack for a class on persuasive writing
What users say "Used this during an inspection and we received 'outstanding'."
2. Persuasive prompts
What is it? A series of posters to help students remember useful techniques and devices
What users say "Superb prompts for persuasive writing and debates."
3. Make your case
What is it? A colourful PowerPoint and booklet for teaching your class how to express their views
What users say "A comprehensive and easy to use resource with activities that illustrate the various techniques."
4. Sealing the deal
What is it? An activity that gets students to sell a new invention
What users say "Comprehensive and engaging with a focus on persuasive skills."
5. Talk it up
What is it? A scheme of work with differentiated resources to teach students how to write and talk in a convincing way
What users say "A clear, detailed resource that can be adapted for different year groups."
6. Dream speeches
What is it? Two lessons that use speeches by Martin Luther King (above) and King George VI of England to show how to write and deliver an argument
What users say "Very useful and easy to differentiate."
7. Orwellian omissions
What is it? A speaking and listening lesson based around television programme Room 101, which was inspired by George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
What users say "This is wonderful! I used excerpts of the show to complement it."
8. Copy king
What is it? A PowerPoint exploring the techniques used by advertisers to persuade us to make purchases
What users say "Visually strong and accessible. It could be useful for all ages."
9. Debating definitions
What is it? This lesson challenges students to convince their peers that graffiti is either art or vandalism
What users say "It is incredibly clear and I love the reflective worksheet. The PowerPoint is awesome, too."
10. Film focus
What is it? Five short video clips that form the basis of persuasive writing tasks
What users say "I found this really useful."