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Persuasive Writing

A 33 slide lesson on Persuasive writing using DAFOREST TECHNIQUES, asking students to identify persuasive techniques within a model paragraphs and create their own persuasive text before assessing. Easily editable and adaptable but ideally suited to KS3-KS4. Also included, all related resources.
Persuasive Writing Prompt MatQuick View

Persuasive Writing Prompt Mat

Prompt mat to support Persuasive Writing. Includes ideas for rhetorical questions, sentence starters, positive vocabulary and a reminder of AFOREST persuasive techniques.
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Persuasive writing SOW

This SOW, which includes several lesson-by-lesson PPTs, can be used with KS3 or GCSE students. The scheme of work directs students to learn and identify persuasive devices in exemplar material, then prompts students to write their own persuasive writing piece. This SOW can be used to fulfill the writing to persuade coursework one piece for CIE First Language English or it can be used to prepare students for writing tasks on the GCSE exam. Equally, the SOW can be used with KS3 students for any writing to persuade or writing to argue unit. All exemplar material and activities are included.
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Persuasive letter writing resources

Activities and help sheets to aid the teaching of persuasive letter writing. Lots of vocabulary and phrases to model and learn from. Suitable for Year 3 or 4 and possible above.
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.
Persuasive Writing - Social MediaQuick View

Persuasive Writing - Social Media

Lesson looking at the positives and negatives of social media on young people. Articles included both for and against social media. Includes a powerful video clip by Prince Ea on how social media is making us less social (click his picture as detailed in the notes on the presentation).


Teach students 20 persuasive techniques of the persuasive writing genre with this interactive fun resource. This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 1 Recording Sheet, and an Answer Key to equip students with necessary content information on persuasive writing techniques that they can apply to their own persuasive essays. The persuasive techniques featured in the 20 hunt cards are: ✓ adjectives ✓ adverbs ✓ alliteration ✓ anecdote ✓ sarcasm ✓ connotations ✓ metaphor ✓ exaggeration ✓ evidence ✓ expert opinion ✓ inclusive language ✓ rhetorical question ✓ simile ✓ emotive words ✓ tone ✓ repetition ✓ imagery ✓ cliché ✓ logic ✓ pun ACTIVITY Place the 20 information cards on Persuasive Writing Techniques around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 20 questions on their recording sheets. They must read the information on each card to find the answer for each corresponding question on their recording sheets. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING ♦ After the hunt, discuss the answers as a class. I have the pdf version of the hunt open on the interactive whiteboard, so students refer to the information card for each question on their recording sheets. ♦ The interactive nature of the hunt makes it fun for students to learn the persuasive techniques characteristic of a persuasive essay. Students will be more confident to use these techniques when writing. Please note that the 20 Hunt cards feature just a definition of each technique type. Students need to read the definition and identify the persuasive technique. This will enable you to assess prior knowledge and also enable students to consciously think of the answer prior to responding or to make an educated guess. Wish you and your students a successful year!
Features of Persuasive WritingQuick View

Features of Persuasive Writing

A quick reference list of features to persuade: - Anecdote - Alliteration - Facts - Opinions - Repetition - Rhetorical Questions - Emotive Language - Statistics - Triplication - Hyperbole - Direct Address - Conditional Tense See my Trump analysis which has this resource thrown in for free!
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Persuasive writing features

A persuasive writing worksheet, with features to cut out and match within the sample text. Also included is a frame to help lower attaining children when writing their own text.
Writing to Persuade/Persuasive writing - Writing a speechQuick View

Writing to Persuade/Persuasive writing - Writing a speech

Attached is a lesson which can be adapted and used right through KS3/4. The lesson is to teach pupils about how to write to persuade using the IPERSUADE acronym which was previously taught; I - Imperatives P - Personal Pronouns E - Emotive Language R - Rhetorical question S - Statistics U - Use discourse markers A - Anecdote D - Direct address E - Exaggeration (Hyperbole) Included on the Powerpoint is a hyperlinked video to Churchill's speech and mark schemes for both KS4 (Eduqas English Language Component 2) and KS3 so you can adapt these accordingly. Also included is a writing frame/plan with sentence starters and a copy of the original speech. The task is 'You are the Prime Minister and Great Britain is about to go to war. Write a speech addressing the country about the news'. Many thanks!
Persuasive Writing GuideQuick View

Persuasive Writing Guide

Teach your children about the features of persuasive writing with our printable guide. Includes information about: * Different types of persuasive writing, * Organisation and layout, * Points and Elaboration, * Present Tense, * Conjunctions, * Emotive Language, * Fact and Opinion, * Challenging the Reader, * Rhetorical Questions, * Advertising. Share this PDF with your children on an interactive whiteboard or print it for use as part of shared reading activities... or add it to your classroom display boards! Download thousands of other resources like this from
Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.Quick View

Travel Brochure: Writing an advert. Persuasive Writing. 1-9 GCSE Language.

A lesson detailing to pupils how to identify the features of an advert (linguistic and format) and recreate these in a writing task, based on the Edexcel English Language exam. Suitable for KS3 classes and KS4. A recently observed Ofsted 'Outstanding' lesson, with a clear presentation and attached worksheets. Suitable for all exam boards but designed for Edexcel English Language Specification (also attached) and grade boundaries from 3-6, which can be altered easily to accommodate HA or LA pupils. The lesson contains a think, pair, share starter. The main activity consists of a pupil led analysis of a series of adverts (designed to cover a range of language and structural features), an original writing task and finally the plenary consists of a peer assessment task (worksheet for this is attached). The entire lesson is pupil-led, containing fast-paced, engaging tasks. Learning objective. A05 :To use persuasive writing to create an advert in a travel brochure
Persuasive writing - Key Stage 2        Context - Plastic pollution in our oceansQuick View

Persuasive writing - Key Stage 2 Context - Plastic pollution in our oceans

A great cross curricular writing topic that gives real purpose for the children's writing. A series of 11 literacy lessons encourages the children to deconstruct exemplar and comparative texts/ speeches about plastic pollution in our oceans. By the end of the unit the children will write a persuasive speech to raise awareness of this important issue and encourage people to do something to help. With my class (Y3 - though can be easily adapted for older children) we turned the speeches into a video using 'Adobe Spark Video' then tweeted them out and put them on our class website to widen the audience of their work. My children absolutely loved this unit of work and the resulting speeches were fantastic! All resources and links are given to just download and deliver these lessons. I used Promethean flipcharts to present to the class but these can be easily transferred to a smart board resource or Powerpoint.
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Persuasive writing

Outstanding observed lesson based around visiting Disney World. Fully resourced lesson including level descriptors, modelled paragraphs, around the room activities- all easily adaptable. Objectives: To successfully recognise and identify aspects of persuasive language. To create a plan for a persuasive speech using manipulating language to suit audience and purpose.
Persuasive Letter Writing Year 5Quick View

Persuasive Letter Writing Year 5

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.
Persuasive Letter Writing - Victorian Workhouses - KS2Quick View

Persuasive Letter Writing - Victorian Workhouses - KS2

This lesson pack includes all the resources (PowerPoint slides, lesson plan, video links, worksheets and activities) needed to deliver the lesson. The lesson explores the features of persuasive writing in the context of Victorian Workhouses. Children magpie features of persuasive writing and then start to plan their own, leading up to writing a letter to the Prime Minister at the time in order to abolish the workhouses. Taught during a lesson observation and got great feedback - children very engaged in this cross-curricular approach to literacy.
Persuasive Writing - school uniformQuick View

Persuasive Writing - school uniform

This is a handout that I produced to assist in the writing of a persuasive letter about banning school uniform. The handout includes arguments for and against, as well as some facts and figures about school uniform and a small bank of persuasive techniques.
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Persuasive letter writing example

I couldn't find a text on line which provided the example of what I was looking for in a model persuasive letter. So I wrote one (and wish that i had done earlier as it was quicker) This is a letter to the head teacher which tries to persuade them to get rid of school uniform. It can be used as a model text to look at with the children to identify features and language. It could be used a starting letter to be up-leveled and improved We used it as the 'Imitate' text at the beginning of a T4W cycle Hope you find it useful and it saves you some time.