We have been working on our persuasive writing skills for the past few weeks.
Persuasive writing is a type of non-fiction writing used to convince the reader to agree with the author about an issue. The author expresses their opinion using personal beliefs and factual information in this argumentative writing style.
We have investigated a variety of persuasive texts and learnt more about:
- The structure and organisation of a persuasive text
- Types of arguments and reasons used
- How to turn factual information into a persuasive argument
- Word choice (emotive language, technical terms, rhetorical questions, powerful verbs, strong adjectives)
- Linking words.
Students have been investigating a variety of persuasive texts to identify the key components of persuasive writing. Everyone has enjoyed discussing, analysing and annotating persuasive texts to determine the effectiveness of each piece of writing.
Students have written several persuasive texts themselves and it has been fantastic to see them using the knowledge gained from our investigations to further develop and refine their own writing skills.
Think of something you would like to persuade others about. In your blog comment, write a persuasive paragraph to convince other blog readers to agree with you!
Remember to use persuasive language, interesting verbs and adjectives and rhetorical questions. Don’t forget to edit your comment before you submit!
How has your persuasive writing improved?
Where do you see persuasive writing?