English KS1 / KS2: How to write a persuasive text

Shannon demonstrates how to write a persuasive text.

She employs various techniques - like using an eye catchy snappy title, reasoning, counter arguments, rhetorical questions and a conclusion - to build a strong persuasive piece.

But, will Richard be convinced that listening to latest Michael Bublé album really is worth doing?

Keywords and examples are presented on the screen to support pupils writing in this genre.

This clip is from the series Literacy Text Types: The Facts About Non-Fiction

Teacher Notes

At this stage pupils often fall into the trap of being too informal and chatty while writing persuasive texts.

You could select some of the vocabulary that is explained in this resource and ask them, in pairs, to write definitions, for example: counter argument, emotive language, 1st person, rhetorical question, facts, opinions, balanced review.

Then the pupils could watch the resource to check if their definitions were correct.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English at KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st, 2nd Level in Scotland.

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