Planning Your Writing
- Persuasion Map - This is an on-line map to help you plan a piece of persuasive writing.
- Persuasive Words and Phrases - Examine the persuasive words and phrases that you can use in your writing.
- Persuasive Writing - Here you will find lots of examples of persuasive writing to guide your practice.
- Persuasive Writing Topics - Try the topics at this link or adapt them to suit yourself.
- What Is Persuasive Writing? - Find out what persuasive texts are all about.
Examples and Activities
- BBC Co - Find examples of persuasive writing and activities to guide you in creating persuasive texts.
- Cheerios Commercial - What techniques are used in this commercial to persuade you to buy Cheerios?
- Cooking With Insects - An activity in which you convince the reader to cook with insects.
- Hey Little Ant - This dramatisation is a great example of persuasion.
- Persuasive Writing/ Adverts - Scroll down to the list of Persuasive Writing links concerning adds.
- Rat Burger - What would you write in a letter to MuckDonalds if you got a rat in your burger? Here is a task for you!
- Revising Persuasive Texts - Use this powerpoint to test your memory. Do you use all the elements of a persuasive text?
- Should Children Do More Homework? - Here is the stimulus for a writing task.
- The True Story Of TheThree Little Pigs - What techniques are used in this piece of persuasive writing?
- Writing Styles - Here you can learn about many writing styles. There are some excellent explanations of the Persuasive Writing process.
Perfecting Your Work
- Finishing Your Writing Years 5-6 - Make sure that you have written a great piece of writing with this guide.
- Finishing Your Writing Years 3-4 - You will find a guide to ensuring that your writing is the best it can be.
- High and Low Modality Words - Analyse this text and examine the effect of using high and low modality words.In language, modality is the subject concerning so-called 'modal verbs' like can, must, and should, that are customarily used to modify the meaning of other verbs. Modal verbs express possibility (and impossibility, necessity, contingency, etc.), permissibility (and obligation, proscription, etc.), probability (and improbability, etc.).
- Opinion Quiz - Here is an opinion quiz to sharpen up your critical thinking skills.
- Advertisements - Lesson plans for teachers in teaching about the persuasive nature of advertisements.
- Lesson Plans - At this link there are lesson plans for Year 5.
- Teaching Philosophy Using Hey Little Ant - At this link you will find interesting discussion points using the text. Formulate an opinion and argue your case.