Persuasive writing revision lessonQuick View

Persuasive writing revision lesson

A lesson plan and resources for a persuasive writing revision lesson - year 10 or 11. Includes fun starter activity and could be developed as to include writing a longer piece. Lots of fun and can be adapted to suit different abilities. The support sheet includes writing prompts. Taught this several times, also with a year 9 high ability. works a treat.
Dragons' Den Persuasive Project! (Building Speaking & Listening and Persuasive Writing Skills!)Quick View

Dragons' Den Persuasive Project! (Building Speaking & Listening and Persuasive Writing Skills!)

This resource is perfect for enabling students to build both their persuasive writing and their speaking and listening skills. Based upon the popular BBC series 'Dragons' Den', students have the opportunity to research, design, pitch, and evaluate arguments for their own inventions, whilst simultaneously analysing persuasive pitches, revising persuasive techniques, structuring arguments and articulating convincingly. Included is a 16 page booklet (I would say at least 4-5 hour lessons of tasks) that lead students to: - Introduce themselves and their interests; - Watch persuasive pitches (links included) and identify persuasive devices; - Analyse why persuasive devices are effective; - Structure an analysis appropriately; - Brainstorm ideas for an invention using imagination and helpful aiding questions; - Formulate an argument by considering key questions and counter arguments; - Write and present a persuasive pitch; - Peer-evaluate and self-evaluate persuasive pitches. I have also provided some examples of news stories featuring the worst and best pitches from the den, in order to provoke discussion about what makes a strong pitch. All images are licensed for commercial use and are cited throughout.
Room 101 - Persuasive WritingQuick View

Room 101 - Persuasive Writing

9 slide Room 101 Persuasive writing activity encouraging students to complete a persuasive piece using DAFOREST techniques. Including plenary self-reflective activity. Includes hand-out list of techniques for revision and reference during the lesson. Includes worksheet for peer assessment - tick sheet exercise recognising DAFOREST techniques in use for Room 101 presentations.
Section A Revision - Persuasive TechniquesQuick View

Section A Revision - Persuasive Techniques

This is a revision lesson for section A of the English Language paper. It focuses on persuasive techniques. I used it with an article about Facebook, but it can be adapted to suit most things. I use it with a very bright top set Year 9, so I think it would be suitable for Y10 too.
Lesson 2 - Discourse Markers and Persuasive Vocabulary. Paper 2 Writing. 9-1 AQA English Language.Quick View

Lesson 2 - Discourse Markers and Persuasive Vocabulary. Paper 2 Writing. 9-1 AQA English Language.

Lesson 2 in this revision/skills building scheme of work around the writing section of the paper 2 examination. This is a full lesson with a wide range of activities in order to develop and master this important aspect of argumentative and persuasive writing in preparation for the examination. The lessons have been designed around (and make reference to) the AQA specification. However, I'm sure they are equally applicable to other specifications and exam boards. Ready to roll, very little adaptation required. Ideal as a skills boost or revision session in the run up to the exams, or can be used as part of the wider scheme (available as a bundle). If you make a purchase and find the resource useful, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review for the resource purchased, email with your TES username alongside a link to the resource you would like. Your free resource will then be sent over right away!


This writing unit will help you scaffold the structural components of an persuasive essay and facilitate your students to write persuasively on given topics. There are four lessons that will scaffold writing at every stage of the persuasive essay on a given topic. Each lesson features a booklet cover. All the individual lessons can also be combined into one whole booklet with a general cover. ITEMS INCLUDED: 1. Posters on Persuasive Writing x 3: definition, key points, structure 2. Sample Text: All lessons revolve around this sample text. Students will colour code the parts of the text as the lessons are delivered. 3. Sample Text: targeting differentiation for higher ability students 4. Mini Lessons x 4: Deconstructing the Introduction, Deconstructing the Body, Deconstructing the Conclusion 5.Peer-editing checklist 6.Self-editing checklist 7.Teacher Marking Rubric 8.Six posters on Persuasive Writing Signal Words 9.Blank Writing Sheets on a topic of choice 10.Two page mini booklet featuring the sample text. Have students refer to this booklet when attempting lesson 1 on deconstructing structure. Assembly instructions included in file. ABOUT MINI LESSONS: LESSON 1: DECONSTRUCTING STRUCTURE 20 questions that target the key components in terms of structure, language, and vocabulary of a persuasive piece of writing. LESSON 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE INTRODUCTION: HOOK, OPINION, THESIS Focus on two major hooks: strong statement, hypothetical question. Students will write their own hooks, opinions and thesis statements on given topics based on sample. LESSON 3: DECONSTRUCTING THE BODY: TOPIC SENTENCE, DETAILS, CONCLUDING SENTENCE A sample body paragraph is provided for students to colour code the topic sentence, supporting details and the concluding sentence. A graphic organiser enables students to brainstorm their ideas of body paragraphs on a given topic. These ideas are then written out in succeeding organisers marked: first body paragraph, second body paragraph and third body paragraph. This is an opportunity for students to also make revisions and edit their work as they write. LESSON 4: DECONSTRUCTING THE CONCLUSION A sample concluding paragraph is provided for students to colour code the parts of a conclusion: summary statement, brief restatement of three reasons given in body, and a call to action.
Persuasive & Argument Writing Adding Ethos Pathos Logos Rhetorical AppealsQuick View

Persuasive & Argument Writing Adding Ethos Pathos Logos Rhetorical Appeals

This lesson plan comes complete with PPT lecture, Student Handouts, Integrated Classroom Exercises, and a Teacher's Guide. Direct Instruction is uniquely integrated with student exercises for Guided Practice and to check for understanding. Students will distinguish between inductive and deductive arguments, evaluate videos to distinguish between persuasion and propaganda, recognize rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos. Student will then use these new skills to evaluate and revise their own essays to incorporate rhetorical appeals into their writing. This Lesson Includes: 1. TEACHER GUIDE: Fully developed lesson plan 2. PPT LECTURE With integrated student exercises 3. STUDENT NOTES AND WORKSHEETS This resource is section of my larger, detailed argument persuasive writing unit with over 80 pages and 160 ppt slides of detailed ppt lectures, student note packets, guided writing exercises, sample paragraphs, and graphic organizers.
Persuasive Writing - revision recapQuick View

Persuasive Writing - revision recap

Lesson to be used as a quick revision class for persuasive writing exam questions. Aimed at foundation tier and was originally planned for iGCSE paper 3 revision, but could be useful for other boards too.
Persuasive Writing LessonQuick View

Persuasive Writing Lesson

Assessment Focus: WAF5 An outstanding, well paced, interactive lesson which covers the conventions of writing to persuade. Students will study tone, review and test their knowledge of language techniques, and use punctuation to add expression to their writing. Students are also given opportunities to take part in ‘mini tasks’ lasting 60 seconds each, throughout the lesson, offer peer reviews and practice their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills for WAF5. Main independent task includes success criteria and prompt questions. Suitable for a double lesson: mid to top set ability groups, however lower sets would benefit, simply split the tasks over 2-3 lessons and allow an in-depth revision lesson on the list of language techniques provided-or simply exclude the more complex techniques from the list. KS3/4.
Newspaper Writing Lesson Pack - Persuasive language Quick View

Newspaper Writing Lesson Pack - Persuasive language

This is a adapted version of my Persuasive Leaflet Lesson. Instead this is all based around writing newspaper articles. It also has extra resources such as an article to annotate and another lesson where they put their new found knowledge into their own article. (Please see free resources for several newspaper templates, if needed) In this pack you will find two power point presentations that are both on revising persuasive language devices and then trying to find them in an article. (Please note this is an article I have got online and put into a newspaper article format with images)The only difference between the top two power points is one gives the examples and definitions to the class and the HA one asks the class questions to challenge them to remember. To go with this lesson there is the article and a hand-out sheet that the class can fill in when looking at the article. This gives them questions to answer about the article to help them identify the features and devices used in a persuasive article. After the class has completed this lesson, you will want to know if they now can apply their learnt skills to their own article. Please find attached the 'Practising Writing a Persuasive Newspaper Article Lesson' which will give them information (Short video online - not necessarily needed, but link available) and a success criteria on how to write an article. Please see free resources for newspaper templates. This really helped prepare my class for an assessment on newspaper articles. The engaging tops such as homework stress article and too many assessments information got them talking and interested.
Persuasive LetterQuick View

Persuasive Letter

A lesson designed to revise and strengthen knowledge of persuasive features through letter writing. This lesson is designed around Twelfth Night but is very easily adaptable to suit any scheme. Full lesson objectives and success criteria included.
Eduqas English Persuasive WritingQuick View

Eduqas English Persuasive Writing

Eduqas Writing to Persuade for English Language Component 2 Section B. We look at the controversial issue of Raheem Sterling’s rifle tattoo that dogged England’s World Cup preparations. In the lesson students prepare a letter to write to Raheem Sterling in favour or against his tattoo. Fully differentiated activities throughout. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package Or check out some Citizenship GCSE, RE, PSHE + RSE resources at EC Resources
Introduction to Persuasive Devices (DAFOREST)Quick View

Introduction to Persuasive Devices (DAFOREST)

This lesson is intended for an English language class in year 7 (grade 6) or younger. It could be adapted as a revision lesson for older year groups. It includes an introduction to purpose, audience and text type, as well as basic persuasive devices techniques. When I taught this lesson, I gave out a bag of sweets as a prize for the most persuasive speech at the end of the lesson. Depending on your school reward system, feel free to change the word ‘treat’ to something else, and possibly the image on slide 2 and 5! I have included a print out for a classroom wide card-sort, which I had the students race to complete in small teams. I hid the terms all around the classroom and the winning team were the first to correctly lay out all the terms on their desk. I have included clips of famous speeches so students can see how it’s done, although be aware that this may be better suited to cover in a later lesson, depending on the amount of time you have with them. Due to copyright reasons, I couldn’t include any advert pictures on the slides, but there are plenty of examples you could on Google Images use if you’d prefer visuals - Coca Cola have some great ones. This lessons is designed as a straightforward introduction to persuasive devices but could then be used as a springboard to a unit on speech writing or advertising.
Functional Skills English persuasive devices full lessonQuick View

Functional Skills English persuasive devices full lesson

Full Persuasive devices lesson on identifying DAFOREST in video and texts. Texts and video provided, with worksheet and card match. Aims and objectives: To identify and revise persuasive devices and their definitions. To be able to explain the impact of persuasive devices and the effect they have on the reader. Analyse the persuasive devices in a piece of text and explain how they have been used for effect. Take part in the ‘verbal boxing’ challenge using your persuasive devices to win the debate.
KS3/GCSE Persuasive writing lessonQuick View

KS3/GCSE Persuasive writing lesson

An excellent KS3/GCSE English resource. Explains features of persuasive writing using acronym AFOREST and includes writing tasks to choose from. Includes starter, examples of features, example persuasive paragraph, comparing 2 persuasive adverts and a quiz. Most likely to take upto 2 lessons to complete. Can be used as an introduction to persuasive writing or as a revision resource. Please leave comments
Year 6 - Harry Potter themed SATs revision plans - Unit 7 - Persuasive textsQuick View

Year 6 - Harry Potter themed SATs revision plans - Unit 7 - Persuasive texts

Five revision sessions using Prisoner of Azkaban & Order of the Phoenix. Use extracts from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Explore persuasive writing: advertisements for Wizard Wheezes; excuses for Fred/George; letters of persuasion for Buckbeak’s innocence. Revise: active/passive voice; adverbs of possibility, subordinate clauses. Includes: teaching plan for 5 sessions teaching resources and answers SPAG revision presentation 5-minute SPAG revision presentation Session 1 - Recap persuasive writing features; revise adverbs of possibility, identifying the verb/clause being modified and punctuating accurately. Discuss tricks invented by Fred/George; list them, adding extras thought up by children. Design adverts for these. Spelling homework: words with ‘silent’ letters. Session 2 - Explain Hogwarts has a fine history of troublemakers, including Fred and George. Revise active and passive voice using slide presentation, concentrating on identifying the voice of a sentence and changing it. Make links to how voice can be selected to write persuasively, manipulating the emphasis of a sentence. Session 3 - Read the extract where Hagrid teaches his first lesson ending in Malfoy injured. Discuss how subordinate clauses are used to add information about time, cause or place. Ask children to identify, add, punctuate and write subordinate clauses. Write a short recount, using subordinate clauses. Session 4 - Introduce today’s texts which follow what happens after Malfoy is attacked by Buckbeak. Give tips for understanding it and make links to informal language of dialogue. Children discuss and read texts, making inferences and explaining the meaning of words in context. They answer test-style questions. Session 5 - Today children write a persuasive text, saying why Buckbeak should be spared. Rehearse persuasive features and include grammar focuses: adverbs of possibility to present opinions as fact or strengthen assertions, passive language to remove the agent and the blame, subordinate clauses to add reasons. SPAG Revision Children revise adverbs for possibility, and the active and passive voices. They identify subordinate clauses and study the grammatical features of persuasive writing. This unit is part of a larger block of Harry Potter themed revision plans that cover all of the required revision for the Year 6 English SATs, including the SPAG.
KS4 Persuasive writingQuick View

KS4 Persuasive writing

Persuasive writing KS4. Originally used for IGCSE though skills are transferable to other exam boards. Covers 'Take Me Out'- Ethics Persuasive devices Animal Rights Euthanasia Facebook For or against school bell Travel writing Could also be used with KS3
Persuasive Writing: Letters to RepresentativesQuick View

Persuasive Writing: Letters to Representatives

This is one of my favorite units. I did it almost every year I was teaching and always had a good response. It works well because the writing assignment involves choice and authenticity. They aren’t writing what you tell them to write and they aren’t writing to you. This works great for a persuasive writing unit in English or a government unit in U.S. History. Students write official letters to their government representatives. Included in this set is a page for the teacher explaining how I taught this unit, a page on ethos/pathos/logos that can be used as a handout or a lesson, a planning page that guides the student's research and outline, a letter format page to help the student understand how to write an official letter, and a peer edit page for the revising process.
GCSE Persuasive writingQuick View

GCSE Persuasive writing

Two full hour lessons on persuasive writing; developing key skills using device acronyms, video clips and revision guide support. Suitable for KS3 being introduced to the GCSE, KS4 or as a revision tool for Year 11.