This is a weeks plan based on writing a persuasive letter. First of all, it involves teaching children the different persuasive tricks such as flattery, rhetorical questions, repetition, exaggeration etc. These lessons also involve children orally trying to persuade each other, or their class teacher by using the above techniques. Children enjoyed persuading alot.
These lessons also touch on letter writing (formal) and ensure that children use the correct structure and tone depending on who they are writing to. We happened to be learning about Ancient Greece at the time, so the letter in which is used as a model, is connected to Ancient Greece.
*UPDATED* This resource has become increasingly more popular, so I have decided to update it by adding extra scaffolding and a lower ability version of the letter as a model.
Please leave a review in what you liked/disliked/needs improving and I'll happily alter the resource.