The Power of Persuasive Writing!

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.

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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!

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How has your persuasive writing improved?

Where do you see persuasive writing?

 

Learning About Persuasive Writing

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.

At the beginning of the unit, students investigated a variety of persuasive texts to identify the key components of persuasive writing. Students then chose their own persuasive topic and drafted, revised, edited and published their work.

It has been great to see the students honing their persuasive writing skills this term!

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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!

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How has your persuasive writing improved?

Where do you see persuasive writing?

Persuasive Writing

We have  been working on our persuasive writing skills for the past two 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.

During the immersion phase of our this writing unit, we 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)
  • Cause and effect
  • Linking words.

To practise the skills we have been learning about, students wrote a persuasive text at the end of last week. They were given three ideas for their persuasive text:

  • Barwon Heads is the best to live.
  • The best pet to have is a ….
  • The best book in the world is …

However, students were free to choose their own topic if they wished to. There are clearly a lot of animal lovers in 4B, as many students were keen to write a persuasive text about their preferred pet!

Below are the persuasive texts written by the 4B students. They did a great job applying their skills and using strong and persuasive language to express their opinions. Happy reading!

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We will continue our persuasive writing unit next week. Students will keep building their skills and honing their ability to persuade through writing.

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What do you think of the persuasive texts?

How has your persuasive writing improved?

Where do you see persuasive writing?