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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.
Persuasive writing SOWQuick View

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.
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.
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
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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.


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!
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.
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Persuasive Speech Writing

This resource introduces Year 7s to persuasive speech writing and some of the language features found in persuasive speeches. It comes with differentiated match up tasks for more and less able students.
Persuasive Writing: Writing to Persuade using AFORESTQuick View

Persuasive Writing: Writing to Persuade using AFOREST

This is a PPP that contains two writing tasks. It breaks down the features of AFOREST, giving examples for each and some with short video clips. This worked excellently in my class and they produced some fantastic pieces of work for the tasks. I used it in my Year 5 class, but it would be suitable for any age from Year 4 onwards.
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!
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.
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.


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 Speeches- Speaking and Listening- Persuasive WritingQuick View

Persuasive Speeches- Speaking and Listening- Persuasive Writing

3 lesson that should be taught in sequence lasting 6 hours. Analysing different speeches including, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill and more movie based speeches such as; Armageddon... This bundle aims to give students the knowledge of speeches needed to create their own either written persuasive piece or for a speaking and listening assessment. Enjoy!
 Persuasive Writing Chocolate UnitQuick View

Persuasive Writing Chocolate Unit

Persuasive Writing Chocolate Unit Persuasive Writing Chocolate – Complete Unit of Work 4 Weeks This download includes a complete four-week literacy unit on persuasive writing. Children will examine persuasive text in different mediums and then create their own advert for a product they have designed (chocolate bar), before in the final week applying the techniques they have learnt to other areas of persuasive writing. Everything you need to teach the whole unit is included. This download includes: - Full and detailed lesson plans - PowerPoint slides for lessons - activities for every lesson with clear progression - examples, prompts and templates for the activities Thanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here. ***************************************************************************** My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit . Complete Recount Writing Unit . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit . *****************************************************************************
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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.
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Guide to persuasive letter writing

A powerpoint, which should be linked to a letter (I have uploaded an example) and can be used in conjunction with a planning document (one has been uploaded) to guide children through the persuasive letter writing process. In this instance, I have written a letter to the head teacher about banning playtimes from school and discussed with the children her job role, i.e. keeping them safe, ensuring their learn, keeping them happy etc. We linked my letter back to those points, and their letters were then based on these points.