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.
Based on the popular game show ‘Pointless’, this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, this resource is effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build learning of Persuasive Writing:
1. Emotive Language
2. Definitions of Persuasive Devices
3. Adding and Contrasting Connectives
4. Remembering Persuasive Devices
The nature of the game ensures that this resource can challenge students of all levels.
A blank template is now included, so that you can create your own Pointless games!
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.
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).
Students read the first part of The Grinch before writing a persuasive letter to the Grinch convincing him to not ruin Christmas.
- The story is included on the ppt. slides (images from Google)
- Sentence Starters
- Persuasive Techniques
- Short model example
- The whole story is also attached as a Word doc.
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.
A lesson that focuses on the power of language! The starter activity helps to develop pupils' understanding of the treatment of children to add to their contextual knowledge of the novella (A03). The lesson then develops to explore what makes language powerful by exploring an infamous Charlie Chaplin speech before culminating in a persuasive writing activity that draws heavily upon context (A03). My class particularly loved being able to read their persuasive speeches to the class at an old fashioned lectern! This lesson could be extended over two by completing a speaking and listening feedback session on speeches that are shared with the class.
A 50 minute standalone lesson on persuasive writing techniques aimed at a Year 9 mixed ability group. Uses The X Factor power cut incident as a starter.
Includes scaffolded worksheet for lower ability students. Students should end up writing a 30 second radio advert using a variety of persuasive devices.
This is a short Three Lesson Unit that encourages student to practice and develop their speech writing. It begins with a look at the famous ‘I have a Dream’ Speech, goes on to look at persuasive devices, including the Shamwow Infomercial, and then continues to the point where students should confidantly perform in front of the class.
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.
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.