This is a resource designed to recap persuasive and letter features for pupils and give them a chance to improve a poorly written argument.
You can easily differentiate by asking higher ability pupils to focus on register, style, vocabulary and adding in techniques, while asking lower ability pupils to find the problems and suggest simple improvements.
The “voice” in the letter to improve is a teenage pyromaniac who goes off topic.
Resource includes a technique recap and reminders of the key ingredients for persuasive letter writing and arguments.
Could be set as a main activity, or a starter or plenary to recap prior or previous learning.
Could also be set as a homework task or project.
Perfect for revising or teaching the new GCSE AQA Paper 2 Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives Section B writing task. Discusses the need to be convincing and consider tone, style, register, form, audience and purpose.