English KS1 / KS2: How to write a persuasive text
Actors Shannon Flynn and Richard Wisker talk about using emotive language, the difference between facts and opinions, and how to use evidence to support persuasive writing.
Shannon demonstrates various techniques - like using a snappy title, reasoning, counter arguments, rhetorical questions and a conclusion - to build a strong persuasive piece.
But, will Richard be convinced that listening to the latest Michael Bublé album really is worth doing?!
This short film is from the BBC series, The Facts About Non-Fiction.
Whilst writing persuasive texts, pupils often fall into the trap of being too informal and chatty.
You could select some of the vocabulary that is explained in this resource and ask your pupils, in pairs, to write definitions. For example: counter argument, emotive language, first person, rhetorical question, fact, opinion, balanced review.
Then pupils could watch this short film to check if their definitions are correct.
This short film will be relevant for teaching English at KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.