Writing composition: persuasive writing
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Come and visit my castle – planning template
Perfect for using with a real castle location or an imaginary one. Children are directed to describe key historical features and to use persuasive techniques to promote their chosen castle.
Writing letters to Santa
A writing prompt aimed at getting more than just a list of requests. Encourages children to consider how they can persuade Santa to grant their present wish list.
Manage The Beatles! Persuasion and argument
Children are asked to imagine that they are Brian Epstein, the music promoter. Their task is to consider the reasons a record company might reject the Beatles and then to write a letter presenting the reasons that they should be signed.
Brochure writing - amazing mountain resorts
Inspire children to write their own holiday brochures for mountain resorts by reading and analysing this one.
Persuasive writing top tips
A concise breakdown of the key aspects for writing persuasively. Great for revision pointers. [Forms part of the Food glorious food project]
Should the oak tree be cut down?
Can the oak tree be saved? Should it be saved? A great collection of resources introducing children to the debate and language involved in persuasive writing.
Language to persuade
Read the page from a holiday brochure and underline the words which try to persuade you. Decide which information the brochure does not give you and discuss why you think that might be. This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Cottages for rent!
Write to persuade! Highlight words and phrases in the text and use the information to write your own advert for a holiday cottage.
Plans and writing frames to help children to design and evaluate a persuasive leaflet for a theme park.
Revision reminders - how to write persuasively
Super SAT revision cards to remember how to write persuasively.
Let me persuade you
An exciting PowerPoint presentation which gives examples of techniques advertisers use to sell their products. Children then have to make up their own advertising campaign for 'Choco Delight'! [Forms part of the Food glorious food project]
Design a poster
Read the speech bubble, select the relevant information about the plans for the school BBQ and design a poster to advertise the event.
Flog that house!
Imagine your dream home. How would you describe it if you were an estate agent? A lovely persuasive writing resource.
A PowerPoint which uses arachnophobia as its inspiration to help children formulate a persuasive argument in favour of these eight legged creatures. [Forms part of the If you go down to the woods today ... project]
Pupils create a spy profile for themselves and use as a basis for writing a persuasive letter in application for a role with MI6.